• ROMARCH: Call for Participants, Excavations at Roman Carsulae (Italy), 2017

    Excavating the Baths at Carsulae

    EXCAVATIONS OF THE BATHS AT ROMAN CARSULAE (ITALY)

    June 11 – July 22, 2017

    We are accepting applications from students and volunteers to participate in our eleventh season of the excavations of the baths at Roman Carsulae. The application deadline is Friday, March 31, 2017.

    Our goal for the 2017 season is to complete the excavation of the portion of the baths that lies beneath the protective roof in preparation for an intensive conservation plan that will ultimately encompass the entire bath complex.  We will also explore the area immediately to the east in order to determine the dimensions and function of two partially exposed rooms.

    The field program welcomes both students and volunteers. No experience is necessary, only an enthusiasm for archaeology and the ability to work hard in rigorous conditions.  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. Throughout the season, participants are given the opportunity to work with our conservators in the lab cleaning and consolidating small finds, or in the field helping to conserve the mosaics we have discovered over the course of the excavations.

    For further details such as cost, housing and the schedule, and to apply, please visit our website:  http://ww2.valdosta.edu/~jwhitehe/Carsulaeweb/Carsulae_home.htm.

    For questions, email us at ebarc.it@gmail.com.

    Thank you.

    Jane K. Whitehead, Director of the Excavations of the Baths at Roman Carsulae

    Professor Emerita, Department of Modern and Classical Languages, Valdosta State University

  • ROMARCH: Call for Participants, Excavations at Roman Carsulae (Italy)

    Excavating the Baths at Carsulae

    EXCAVATIONS OF THE BATHS AT ROMAN CARSULAE (ITALY)
    June 8 – July 19, 2014
    We are now accepting applications from students and volunteers to participate in our ninth season of excavations of the baths at Roman Carsulae.
     
    Project and Location  
    The Roman city of Carsulae, founded in the third century BCE along the Via Flaminia in modern Umbria, was extensively excavated by the Soprintendente for Umbria, Umberto Ciotti, from the 1950s to the 1970s.  He uncovered a number of its public buildings including the forum, amphitheatre and theatre and transformed the entire area into an archaeological park.  In 2004, our team, under the direction of Jane K. Whitehead and the Soprintendenza per i Beni Archeologici dell’Umbria commenced a longterm project to re-excavate the baths, which are located just south of the city limits and were left exposed after Ciotti’s excavation 40 years earlier.
    In 2011, we received grants from Italian sources, in particular the Associazione Valorizzazione del Patrimonio Storico,which enabled us to construct a roof over the remains of the baths.  Because it affords greater protection from the elements, during the 2012 and 2013 seasons we were able to open up areas that were more fragile, thus further exposing the structure. 
    We plan to dedicate our 2014 season to excavating the remainder of the areas beneath the protective roof as well as the region immediately to the east, where in recent years we have uncovered more rooms.   We will also collaborate with our colleagues with the San Gemini Preservation Studies program and the Soprintendenza on a plan for the conservation of the bath building.
  • ROMARCH: Call for Participants, Excavations at Roman Carsulae (Italy)

    Excavating the Baths at Carsulae

    EXCAVATIONS OF THE BATHS AT ROMAN CARSULAE
    June 16 – July 27, 2013

    We are now accepting applications from students and volunteers to participate in our ninth season of excavations of the baths at Roman Carsulae.

    Project and Location
    Carsulae was a Roman city that developed in the late third century BCE along the Via Flaminia, approximately 100 kilometers north of Rome in modern Umbria. The major public buildings of Carsulae were excavated from 1950 to 1970, but most of the ancient city still lies undisturbed in what is now a beautiful archaeological park. The current excavation of the public baths at Carsulae began in 2004. We plan to dedicate the 2013 season to excavating the remainder of the areas beneath the protective roof, and also to developing a long-term plan for the conservation and partial restoration of the bath complex. Continue reading