The Field School excavations focus on a newly identified Roman rural villa close to a busy ancient river port on the Ombrone River, and within the territory of the famous Etruscan-Roman city of Rusellae. This rich and well-preserved site provides important new evidence for settlement trends and international trade networks in Roman Italy.
Courses are aimed at students, early career scholars and those passionate about archaeology, classics, art history, anthropology, and cultural heritage management. No prior experience is required. They are offered as for-credit courses and as certificate of participation.
The number of participants is limited to ensure an exceptional learning experience.
The excavations are carried out by the University of Sheffield and the Alberese Archaeological Project, in collaboration with the Soprintendenza per i Beni Archeologici della Toscana and John Cabot University, Rome.
Aerial photographs courtesy of Paolo Nannini (Soprintendenza ai Beni Archeologici della Toscana)