Italy, Pisa

Vada Volaterrana Archaeological Field School

when 1 July 2018 - 21 July 2018
language English
duration 3 weeks
credits 6 EC
fee EUR 1000

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. 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).

Course leader

Simonetta Menchelli

Target group

Students from European and extra EU Universities

Course aim

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. They will learn methodology of classification of ancient buildings and finds.

Fee info

EUR 1000: course fees
EUR 990: accomodation



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