Topic ID #39010 - posted 12/12/2017 11:04 AM

Italy- Alcamo Field School 2018


The Alcamo Archaeological Project is a multidisciplinary archaeological research project investigating Iron Age to medieval (c. 9th c. BCE to 15th c. CE) occupation and land use at Monte Bonifato in western Sicily. This mountain, and its surrounding territory, were home to temporally and culturally diverse populations for more than two millennia. This archaeological survey project explores the development and growth of the Iron Age and medieval settlements atop Monte Bonifato and the land surrounding it. This project uses hands-on experiential learning methods, combining regional and site-specific surveys with laboratory analysis to understand Sicily‚Äôs ancient past and train future archaeologists.

  • Course Dates: May 27-June 30, 2018
  • Enrollment Status: OPEN
  • Total Cost: $4,440
  • Course Type: Field Archaeology
  • Instructors: Dr. William M. Balco, Dr. Michael J. Kolb
  • Accomodations
  • Students will be housed in an apartment complex in the city of Balestrate. The project will transport all students to and from the site daily, as well as to local grocery stores and shops. Breakfast and lunch will be provided Monday through Saturday. Students will make and pack their lunch Monday through Friday. Dinners will be provided Monday through Friday at Ristorante Corallo, located on the ground level of the apartment building. Dinner on Saturday, and all Sunday meals are not provided. Vegetarian, gluten-free, or any other special dietary requests will be accommodated. The water in the apartment is potable; however, bottled water will be provided to all project participants.

  • ACADEMIC CREDIT UNITS & TRANSCRIPTS Credit Units: Attending students will be awarded 8 semester credit units (equivalent to 12 quarter credit units) through our academic partner, Connecticut College. Connecticut College is a private, highly ranked liberal arts institution with a deep commitment to undergraduate education. Students will receive a letter grade for attending this field school (see grading assessment and matrix). This field school provides a minimum of 160 direct instructional hours. Students are encouraged to discuss the transferability of credit units with faculty and registrars at their home institutions prior to attending this field school. 

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