Sovana di Sorano (GR), Italy

La Biagiola: International School of Archaeology

when 20 July 2020 - 23 August 2020
language English
duration 5 weeks
fee EUR 2800

We provide an exciting opportunity for a first-hand experience in archaeological fieldwork, on a multilayered site that spans from prehistory to contemporary times.
You’ll take part in the study of an ancient site in Tuscany, working alongside expert archaeologists and foreign fellow students.
This program is offered in collaboration with the cultural heritage office of Tuscany, the regional authority that manages archaeological sites and monuments.
In addition to the archaeological experience, you will be able to enjoy a wide range of cultural sites, historic monuments, and natural sites of Tuscany.

“La Biagiola” program is open to all students of archaeology, anthropology, and related disciplines.

Course leader

Dr Luca Mario Nejrotti, Membre associé, CNRS, Aix Marseille Univ, LA3M, Aix-en-Provence, France

Target group

Students of Archaeology, History, Anthropology, Art History

Course aim

Students will experience all aspects of an archaeological career: fieldwork, architectural archaeology, burial archaeology, laboratory analysis, physical anthropology, artifact conservation, and cutting-edge open source digital archaeology.
Moreover, coursework will explore and focus on the major features of ancient Etruscan, Roman and Early-Medieval cultures.
The aims of the 2020 Campaign are to:
• complete the excavations of the Roman bath ruins in order to uncover this sector of the ancient villa plan;
• run out the study of the new field, opened in 2018, where the impressive Etruscan and Roman structures are best preserved;
• find the early medieval church supposed to be near the cemetery.

Credits info

In order to enable students to gain credits from their University, a signed certificate will be issued, testifying all the activities of the Summer School in details.

Fee info

EUR 2800: We do encourage the participation of small groups of friends or classmates. If a participant brings three or more friends, he/she will get a 50% reduction.
Fees will cover local transports, housing, meals, lectures, cultural trips, excavation, laboratory equipment, and staff costs; anything not specified is not included.
There are no application fees; however, students are required to pay half support fees within 1 week after admission.
Travel to and from Sorano, where the Summer School is held, is not included.
In case of withdrawal up to three weeks before the start of the International School, the fee will be refunded minus a non-refundable deposit of € 800.
After this term, fees will not be refunded.