Archaeological Field Schools

Alberese Archaeological Field School


July 15 - August 9, 2019

The Field School excavations focus on a newly identified Roman residential and production settlement within the territory of the famous Etruscan-Roman city of Rusellae.

The site was located at the mouth of the River Ombrone which linked it to shipping routes and commercial traffic in the Mediterranean. Excavations have revealed richly adorned residential quarters, workshops and storage rooms, in use between the Republican period and late Antiquity. The Field School provides an opportunity to investigate the regional and international trade networks that constituted the core of the Roman economy.

The Field School is aimed at students, early career scholars and those passionate about archaeology, classics, art history, anthropology, and cultural heritage management. No prior experience is required. Enrollment is offered as three-credit course or as certificate of participation.

The number of participants is limited to ensure an exceptional learning experience.

Contact Us

Matteo Colombini – [email protected]
Inge Lyse Hansen – [email protected]

The excavations are carried out by the Alberese Archaeological Project, in collaboration with the Soprintendenza Archeologia, Belle Arti e Paesaggio per le province di Siena, Grosseto e Arezzo and John Cabot University, and in association with the British School at Rome and Michigan State University.

Aerial photographs courtesy of Paolo Nannini (SABAP)