Vada Volaterrana Archaeological Field School
calendar_month 29 Iul 2015, 00:00
Training students is, together with carrying out scientific researches, the main aim of our project; during three weeks the Summer School%E2%80%99s students will practice with all the different activities an archaeologist usually does into the field and in the lab, from the discovery of a new site until its stratigraphic excavation and study.The experience we propose will consist of the three following steps:1.%09Survey2.%09Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) analysis3.%09Stratigraphic excavation, consisting of digging on site and related labs (GIS lab, pottery lab)Students will have 124 hours of lab and field activities, distributed over the course of three weeks:%E2%80%A2%09Survey (lectures and field activity): 16 hours%E2%80%A2%09GPR (lectures and field activity): 8 hours%E2%80%A2%09Excavation (lectures and field activity): 76 hours%E2%80%A2%09GIS lab: 8 hours%E2%80%A2%09Pottery lab: 16 hoursLectures will focus on the history and archaeology of the harbour of Vada Volaterrana and its sorroundings and on archaeological methods, in order to explain students all the kind of activities they will face during the excavation on site.Lectures will include the visit of the Archaeological Museum of Rosignano, where the most important findings of Vada Volaterrana (e.g. the marble statue of the oriental god Attis) are preserved.The staff will be available at all times to clarify anything and assist where necessary.

Course leader
Prof. Arturo Marzanoe-mail address:

Target group
The field school at the site of Vada Volaterrana is focused on Roman archaeology and welcomes high school students and students in archaeology at the undergraduate and graduate levels, enrolled in programs related with this topic.Admission is limited to 20 students.No prerequisites are requested for the field school; students will be trained for all the activities they'll experience.

Credits info
6 ECTS In order to enable students to obtain credits from their Universities, the Laboratory of Ancient Topography of the University of Pisa will issue signed certificates for all the activities made during the Field School, specifying type and hours, for 6 Pisa Univ. credits.

Fee info
EUR 1920: These fees will cover transports from and to the site, housing, meals, excavation, laboratory equipment, and staff costs.There are no application fees.International travel to Italy is not included in these fees and is the students' sole responsibility.

University of Pisa
Address: Internationalization, Lungarno Pacinotti 43- Pisa
Postal code: 56126
City: Pisa
Country: Italy
Phone: 0039- +39 050 2212272