Topic ID #38120 - posted 3/4/2017 2:12 AM

Necropolis of Saint Paul in Rome



The Necropolis of Saint Paul field school provides students and people passionate about History and Archaeology the opportunity to excavate at an archaeological site in the heart of Rome.
Participants will be taking part in the research project, working along archaeologists and anthropologists excavating human remains, urns and other artifacts.
This is a unique opportunity to see Rome from a different perspective. You won't be another tourist following a guide. You will be immersed in a research project, helping archaeologists rewrite another page in the history of one of the most amazing civilizations of all times.
The site is a necropolis with hundreds of urns that contain cremated human remains.
The field school offers a practical training program in both funerary archaeology and physical anthropological study of roman cremations.  
During the project, students will learn:
·       Microexcavation of funerary urns
·       Conservation methods for cremated bone
·       Identification and weighing of cremated bone
·       Measurements of cremated bones
·       Morphological and taphonomic variation in cremated bone
·       Recording information in a database
·       Interpretation of cremated bone

The necropolis of Saint Paul team will stay in a large apartment a short distance from the site, near the Porta San Paolo. Participants will share a room with one other person.

The spacious apartment has a living room with big-screen TV and DVD, five bedrooms, three bathrooms, a full kitchen (with washing machine), and a huge outdoor terrace with tables and chairs.

There is free Wifi, air conditioning in all rooms, and linens and towels are provided with a mid-program change.
Occupying a single room may be possible if there is space and if the participant is willing to bear an additional cost.

Program Dates 2017:
August 27 – September 12

Program Fees: 

Fees Include:
• Full Room and Board (excluding Saturday dinner and Sunday lunch)
• Seminars
• Two excursions and two Roman tours
• Medical Insurance
• Application fee
• Administrative costs


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