I am told there are spaces still available on this one:
Excavate a Roman Villa at Cortona, Italy
One *6 credit 4 week session – May 20 – June 14, 2013
Study Abroad Special Funding for 2013
Within the context of research on the Romanization of Etruria, we are continuing the excavation of a large Roman complex of the 1st century B.C. through the 5th century A.D. From the early 1st c. B.C. onwards, the villa was terraced with an elongated plan. Several CAESARUM brickstamps indicate that the complex was part of an estate owned by the Roman Imperial family. In later centuries structural and functional changes in the complex document the architectural and social transformations that occurred during the later empire in rural Italy. The site and its artefacts are the core of the Roman section in the Cortona Museum.
Classics 475/476 (undergrad) or 601/602 (graduate level). The field school is limited to 15 students.
The course is taught in 6 modules, including lectures, museum and site visits, excavation, laboratory, interpretation of finds. The course emphasizes archaeological interpretation within in the cultural and historical context of Roman Italy.
Application deadline is March 1, 2013. You will be notified in early March regarding acceptance into the course.
More info: Roman Villa at Cortona
Eric Cline sends this along:
I thought that some or all of you might like to know the location of our Kabri 2009 Dig Blog; it will be available here:
Pictures of some of our bloggers are already up, as part of the first two posts; at least five of the bloggers will be current GW students.
We will be posting daily, hopefully with some short embedded videos as well, from June 21st to July 30th, but I anticipate that some preliminary "pre-dig" posts by some of the bloggers will be going up much sooner than that.
We will have approximately 65 team members during the 2009 season, coming from the US, Israel, England, Ireland, Finland, Croatia, Austria, Romania, Greece, and Australia, including 27 current students and alumni from GWU.
The Gabii Project (Central Italy) is sponsoring a volunteer field school program for undergraduate students in 2009 (season dates: 21 June – 25 July). If you are interested in applying (deadline 15 February 2009), please visit http://lw.lsa.umich.edu/kelsey/research/Excavation/Gabii/; inquiries may be directed to gabiiproject At umich.edu.
The archaeological project is located at the site of ancient Gabii, some 18 km to the east of Rome in Central Italy.
The Gabii Project is an international, multi-institution archaeological initiative under the direction of Nicola Terrenato of the University of Michigan. Field research at the site of Gabii commenced in 2007 with a campaign of magnetometric geophysical survey, undertaken in order to begin to establish an archaeological plan of the site – something that had never been done before – and to assess the nature of archaeological deposits and determine whether or not urban excavation at the site would be a workable research approach. Encouraged by the 2007 results, the project returned in 2008 to complete the magnetometry survey of the site and to carry out various other geophysical prospections in order to construct stratigraphic site profiles for Gabii. With the data in hand from 2007 and 2008, a fairly complete plan for a substantial part of the urban area is now in hand and will serve as a useful guide for excavations that will commence in June 2009.
The 2009 season will be the first season of fieldwork at the site of Gabii that will involve excavation, and thus the Gabii Project is pleased to offer a field program for student volunteers. We welcome applications from any interested students. The program, which will not grant academic credit in 2009, will run from June 21 to July 25, 2009. During the program students will receive an introduction to, and instruction in, the range of practical skills employed by the field archaeologist, as well as exposure to the various techniques and methods of the archaeological field laboratory. The following represent some of the skill sets that the program will cover.
• Open field excavation methodology
• Archaeological documentation and record keeping
• The use of the Harris Matrix for stratigraphical analysis and documentation
• Identification and initial conservation of archaeological finds
• Use of a transit and exposure to the operation of a Total station (electronic surveying instrument)
Students will be housed in Frascati, Italy, at the Hotel Ville Mercede, a pensione that features air conditioning, wireless internet access, and an on-site restaurant. Meals will be provided at the restaurant (Monday-Friday) as well as on-site. The program cost for five weeks is $3,600.
APPLICATION INFORMATION (DEADLINE IS 15 FEBRUARY 2009)
Applications are submitted electronically via the Project’s website: http://lw.lsa.umich.edu/kelsey/research/Excavation/Gabii/