Italy, Livorno

Vada Volaterrana Archaeological Field School

when 2 July 2017 - 23 July 2017
language English
duration 3 weeks
credits 6 EC
fee EUR 1920

Survey in the low Cecina Valley (ager Volaterranus). Methodology of the survey and landscape archaeology.
Non-destructive diagnostic techniques applied to the archaeological research (in particular the georadar surveys conducted by Dr. A. Ribolini Dipartimento Scienze della Terra, UNIPI).
Stratigraphic excavations of the buildings of the harbour quarter of Vada Volaterrana: lessons in methodology and practical digging activities. The students, apart from the correct excavation methodology, will learn the procedures of photographic documentation and drawing, with practice in the use of the Total Station and CAD software.
Classification of the buildings and finds, in particular in an Ancient Pottery Laboratory, including typological and technical-archaeometric analyses and drawing of the finds.
Digital management of the documentation. The students will feed the collected data into a database linked with a GIS system.
Visits to museums and archaeological areas (Pisa, Volterra, Firenze, Luni).

Application Deadline: 19/06/2017

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Target group

Foreign students, both european and extra-european.

Course aim

Students who want to do an experience of survey, landscape archeology and archeologic excavation in Italy, learning the correct metodologies.

Fee info

EUR 1920: Accommodation and meals included.
Application Deadline: 19/06/2017

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