Carapelle Valley Survey 2010 (Apulia, Italy)
Location: Ascoli Satriano, Foggia (Italy)
Season dates: October 25, 2010 – November 27, 2010
Application Deadline: August 31, 2010.
Program Type: Fieldschool
Project Director: Giuliano Volpe and Roberto Goffredo (
The Project aims to investigate the transformation of human landscapes in the Carapelle River valley, located in the northern part of the Italian region of Apulia, from the Late Iron Age (7th- 5th centuries B.C.) to the 14th century A.D.
The valley lies between the pre-R
Three areas of the valley have been sampled and subjected to systematic archaeological survey between 2006 and 2007, revealing the remains of Neolithic villages, Daunian settlements, Roman villas and farms, and medieval houses. The exploration of the 2010 project will consist in infra-site analysis and magnetic survey on some sampled archaeological sites known by previous field walking or by aero-photographs:
Students and volunteers will receive instruction in the techniques of archaeological field survey and documentation as well as hands-on experience working with materials and finds processing. Students will profit from working closely with experts in Italian field archaeology. Knowledge of Italian is not necessary. Week-end is free.
Periods of occupation: from the Late Iron Age to the Middle Ages
Minimum age: 18
Experience required: No specific prior experience is required
Room and Board arrangements:
Students will stay in the town of Ascoli Satriano (25km south of the city of Foggia) at the “Hotel and Restaurant Medioevalys” (www.medioevalys.com). The accommodations are comfortable and meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) will be provided by the Hotel.
There is not a fee for the field program: each participant will pay for his/her own costs of room and board directly to the Hotel.
Cost for accommodation and meals (all included): euro 40 daily per person (students will be responsible for paying their own airline travel costs)
Università di Foggia
Dipartimento di Scienze Umane
Via Arpi n. 155, 71100 Foggia (Italy)
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