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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.
This program is open to all UI students who are in both good academic and also disciplinary standing.
Most financial aid (scholarships, grants, and loans) is applicable to study abroad programs. Please check the Study Abroad website for information on financial aid and how it may be applied to studying abroad. You are also encouraged to speak with someone at the Office of Student Financial Aid to explore financial aid options.
After applying for a Study Abroad Program, notice of withdrawal must be made in writing to University of Iowa Study Abroad. The date on which the letter or e-mail message is received is the date by which your costs will be calculated. If for any reason you withdraw after the confirmation deadline and before or during the course of the program, the amount/percentage shown in the following chart represents what you will be required to pay to the University of Iowa.
Withdrawal schedule will be posted in early 2014, prior to application deadline.l
Consult with your Study Abroad advisor for any clarification about fees and billing. Note that when you withdraw from a program, any money already paid directly to a program provider and/or a host university will potentially be forfeited. Check with your specific provider/host university for details. Additional penalties for cancellation of airline tickets may also apply. Check with your airline for further details.
After you've been accepted into the program, please turn in the following documents to UCC 1111 Study Abroad within 30 days:
•A clear copy of the identification page of your passport