The aims of the 2020 Campaign are:
The program will be beneficial for both Classical and Medieval archaeologists.
- completing the excavations of the Roman baths to uncover the ancient villa plan;
- continue the exploration of the Lombard cemetery;
- continue the escavation of the impressive structures, both etruscan and roman, we found last year near the main building.
The program will include photogrammetry and wall stratigraphic analysis.
In addition, students will be involved in the “la Biagiola open air archaeological park” creation.
Tutorial activities will be focusing on the following topics (a complete dossier will be given to participants):
Roman pottery, Roman rural facilities, Medieval pottery, Early Medieval metallurgy, Modern pottery.
Archaeology of standing buildings, Burial archaeology, Total station and archaeological drawing, Open source documentation software, G.I.S., Preservation of archaeological finds, Analyzing, drawing and cataloging archaeological finds.
Roman settlement in the Sovana territory, Sovana in early Middle Ages: a contended territory between Langobards and Byzantines, The Aldobrandeschi medieval dominion, Archeology of the Modern era: rural settlement archaeology.
The fieldwork excavations will be a major portion of the training focus for the participants. The trainees will be guided through this new adventure by a team of skillful archaeologists who will be able to explain clearly every aspect of the research process.
Since the site is located in the middle of a rich archaeological area, several cultural excursions in the surroundings are planned, such as the Etruscan necropolis of Sovana, the impressive vie cave, Sorano and the Pitigliano museums and castles.
Classes, labs and field activities will take place daily, from Monday to Friday.
Drawing, G.I.S. and pottery laboratories will be held regularly in parallel with excavation. Such activities will be held at staff’s discretion and will involve only small groups of students (2-5) at a time.
Saturday’s schedule will be devoted to lectures and Sundays will be totally free, in order to give our students the chance to enjoy their stay in Italy.