Roman Archaeology – summer 2014

Excavations of the Baths at Roman Carsulae (ITALY)
June 8 – July 19, 2014

Applications from students and volunteers are still being accepted to participate in the ninth season of the excavations of the baths at Roman Carsulae. The application deadline has been extended to April 15, 2014.

The summer will be spent excavating the remainder of the bath building under the protective roof as well as the region immediately to the east, where in recent years more rooms have been uncovered. Collaboration with the San Gemini Preservation Studies program and the Soprintendenza of Umbria will occur on a plan for the conservation of the bath building.

The field school welcomes both students and volunteers. Participants are instructed in excavation strategies, techniques and recording, the formulation of research questions and priorities, identification and handling of artifacts, drafting of site plans, and analytical rendering. Regularly scheduled lectures are given by both the objects conservator and ceramics analyst on such topics as conservation in the field and lab, the history of ceramics in Italy, and Roman architectural construction methods and materials. Throughout the season, participants are given the opportunity to work with the conservator in the lab cleaning and consolidating small finds, or in the field helping to conserve the mosaics that have been discovered over the course of the excavations.

For further details such as cost, housing and the schedule, and to apply, please visit the website.

Jane Whitehead, Director of the Excavations of the Baths at Roman Carsulae
Department of Modern and Classical Languages
Valdosta State University


Please also note these two programs offered through San Gemini Preservation Studies:

Introduction to Conservation of Archaeological Ceramics
Workshop on Ceramics and Ceramics Conservation in Italy
June 2 – 27, 2014

There are still places available and the application deadline has been extended. This program provides an excellent background in the conservation and restoration of pottery which is very useful when working in the field at Carsulae. Accordingly, it may be taken prior to the second session of the excavations which runs from June 29 – July 19.

For further information, please visit the website and Facebook page.

Athens: Heritage and Modernity
Exploration of the coexistence between historic and modern Athens
June 29 – July 10, 2014

This program is a 13 day exploration of the history, preservation and conservation issues facing the city, including lectures and visits led by some of the world’s foremost archaeologists, architects, historians, conservators and planners who have been dealing with the problem of surveying, planning, and preserving monuments and cultural heritage in the midst of a growing modern city.

Please visit the website and syllabus to see a complete list of faculty, lectures and visits. Also visit the Facebook page.