Topic ID #34104 - posted 11/20/2014 5:43 PM

Tunisia - Zita Field School


Tunisia - Zita Field School

July 27 – August 31, 2015


The site of Zita is an urban mound located in southern Tunisia and situated along an ancient trade route from Carthage to Tripoli. Identified by a Latin inscription as the Roman city of “Zita” (“Olive City” in Punic) it also contains a Carthaginian child sacrifice precinct (tophet). Our goals for summer 2015 are to continue mapping the ancient city and its coastal and agricultural hinterlands, to continue targeted excavation of key points that inform us on the cultural trajectories of the site, and to document the socioeconomic, political, religious, and ecological realities of the local populations from prehistory to the post-Arab Spring using archaeological and ethnographic methods. For more information, see the program website.

Connecticut College will award each student 8 semester credit units (12 quarter units). Tuition includes credit units, and room and board.

Contact Information

Institute for Field Research

1855 Industrial St. #106, Los Angeles, CA 90021


Telephone: (424) 226-6130


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