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Vada Volaterrana Archaeological Field School

University of Pisa
Length: 20 days
Education level: Summer / Short course
Location: Tuscany
Language: English
Application deadline: 2 weeks before the starting date

Program description

Program description

Vada Volaterrana Archaeological Field School - Summer Course

Through this summer course from University of Pisa, students will learn the procedures of photographic documentation and drawing, with practice in the use of the Total Station and CAD software. They will learn methodology of classification of ancient buildings and finds, and correct excavation methodologies.

The course will include:

  • Survey in the low Cecina Valley (ager Volaterranus)
  • Methodology of the survey and landscape archaeology
  • Non-destructive diagnostic techniques applied to the archaeological research
  • Stratigraphic excavations of the buildings of the harbour quarter of Vada Volaterrana
  • Classification of the buildings and finds, in particular in an Ancient Pottery Laboratory, including typological and technical-archaeometric analyses and drawing of the finds
  • Digital management of the documentation
  • The students will feed the collected data into a database linked with a GIS system
  • Visits to museums and archaeological areas (Pisa, Volterra, Firenze, Luni)

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University of Pisa

Summer Courses & Master Programs at University of Pisa, Italy

Established in 1343, the University of Pisa is an internationally-renown public institution, ranking among the top eight Italian universities and top 300 universities world-wide. The university has 20 departments with many high-level research centers, such as: Agriculture Astrophysics Computer science...


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University of Pisa

Lungarno Pacinotti 43
56126 Pisa
Italy

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