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This course is a 5-week field school at the Greco-Roman site of Gangivecchio in Sicily. The site is centered on a 14th century Benedictine Abbey, now the home of the Tornabene family, which sits on a Greco-Roman site, possibly dating from the Greek colonial period, 7th to 6th centuries B.C., all the way up to the 19th century, when the property was purchased by Vincenzo Tornabene in 1856. The school will be strip excavating Particella 19, the site of a Roman villa of the High Roman Empire, with some possible surface survey prospection in the immediate vicinity of the site. The field director will be a Sicilian archaeologist, Dr. Maria Gabriella Cerami of Palermo, who is also the artifact specialist.
Students will learn the most up-to-date Sicilian methods of excavation, mediated through Dr. Glenn Storey, University of Iowa, and graduate teaching assistant, Christian Haunton, of the Department of Anthropology. Students will excavate one by one meter units in Particella 19 in order to expose structural elements of the known Roman villa in that field.
Dates for Summer 2014 are forthcoming
Students are housed in a 14th century Benedictine Abbey, now the home of the Tornabene family.
Participants will receive instructions about traveling together as a group after acceptance.
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