Summer Course in
Summer School Field School Pozzeveri in Archaeology and Bioarchaeology
University of Pisa Summer - Winter Schools & Foundation Course
EUR 1,000 *
30 Apr 2024
Earliest start date
01 Jul 2024
* +1400 euro for accomodation
The Field School in Medieval Archaeology and Bioarchaeology at Badia Pozzeveri (Lucca, Italy) is an academic program aimed at training students in archaeological and bioarchaeological field and laboratory methods. Excavations will take place at the church of “San Pietro a Pozzeveri” in the municipality of Altopascio. Badia Pozzeveri is located approximately 10 miles east of the city of Lucca, capital of the Tuscan province of the same name. San Pietro’s church was once part of a Camaldolese monastery, which was founded in the 11th century on the shores of Lake Bientina. The medieval lake, now entirely dried up, extended between Lucca and the Arno River. The monastery flourished during the 12-13th centuries thanks to its location along the Via Francigena, a major trade and pilgrimage route, which connected France and Northern Europe with Rome throughout the entire Middle Ages. The monastery’s decline started in the 14th century and eventually led to its dissolution in the 15th century. San Pietro’s church remained as the village’s center of worship and is still in use.
The field school at Badia Pozzeveri is an outstanding opportunity for students to gain practical experience in archaeological excavation and bioarchaeological investigation by working side-by-side with leading researchers in the field. The field school is designed to provide participants with knowledge of archaeological eld methods, including:
- Survey and excavation
- GIS (Geographic Information Systems) and informatics
- Bioarchaeological field and research methods
- Recovery, restoration, and analysis of human skeletal remains.
- Material culture lab.
Practical, hands-on experience in the field will be complemented by laboratory activity in archaeology and bioarchaeology. Lectures by the directors and instructors on their research will also provide students with insights in the theory and practice of archaeology and physical anthropology.
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The course is open to up to 15 undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate students in archeology, anthropology or allied disciplines from any country and institution.
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Please write to the coordinator for further details.