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

    Excavating the Baths at Carsulae


    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: Archaeological Field School, Vicus Martis Tudertium 2016

    s20m20pantanoDear Colleagues,

    Just a reminder that our summer archaeological field school at the site of the Vicus Martis Tudertium in Umbria, Italy, is accepting applications until March 1. Students earn 4 credits from Drew over the four-week period of the school.

    The website with much more detail is here: http://www.users.drew.edu/jmuccigr/vicusadmartis/

    and the Drew site with registration info is here: http://www.drew.edu/globaled/programs/umbria-italy-june-july-2016

    I’m also happy to answer answer questions via direct email.

    Many thanks for sharing this with any interested students.

    Best wishes,

    John D. Muccigrosso                    Professor of Classics
    jmuccigr@drew.edu                     Drew University, Madison, NJ 07940
    Voice +1.973.408.3029                 http://www.users.drew.edu/jmuccigr/
    FAX   +1.973.408.3768

  • ROMARCH: Call for Participants, Binchester Archaeological Project (England) 2014

    Map of Binchester


    Season dates: June 29, 2014 – July 26, 2014

    (updated) Application Deadline: 10 May

    The Binchester excavation project is currently seeking enthusiastic excavators to join our team for the 2014 season and help excavate a Roman fort and expansive town near Durham in the UK.

    Known to the Romans as Vinovium (“On the Wine Road”), Binchester protected Dere Street, the main road that ran from the legionary headquarters at York northwards to Hadrian’s Wall. It was a key element of the complex frontier system that lay on both sides of the Wall, forming the edge of empire for nearly four hundred years. Previous excavation has so far uncovered the best preserved Roman bath house in the UK and some of the most impressive mausolea seen on a Roman site for 150 years.  Geophysical survey has revealed a large town that stayed thriving long after the empire fell.  Across the river at Escomb is one of the oldest churches in Britain, built from the stones of Binchester in the 7th century, still standing as a reminder of the kingdom of Anglo-Saxon Northumbria, the heartland of Celtic Christianity and land of Arthurian romance.

    The project represents an international partnership between scholars at Stanford University (USA) and Durham University (UK). Volunteers will spend 4 weeks excavating, processing artifacts, and visiting key archaeological sites in this area of the Hadrian’s Wall frontier zone.

    The cost of $ 4,500 (USD) covers housing in the medieval town of Durham, all meals, archaeological instruction, and weekend field trips to Roman and Medieval archaeological sites, including several along Hadrian’s Wall. Flights and travel to Durham are not included. Academic accreditation is possible (see our website).

    To apply and learn more about the Binchester project, please see our website at http://www.vinovium.org/apply/

    Any questions, please direct them to our team at vinovium@durham.ac.uk

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

    Excavating the Baths at Carsulae

    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, Binchester Archaeological Project (England)

    Map of Binchester


    The Binchester Archaeological Project is accepting applications for its field school (through Durham University UK and Vinovium.org) until 1 May.  Cost is $4500 for four weeks.  Accommodation at Durham University, all meals, field trips, internal travel, lectures, lab work, and archaeological training are included in the fee.  Transport to Durham is not included.

    Please note that we also offer a new, optional training program in pottery and ceramics that will launch this season.  Interested students can elect to focus on pottery studies during their time with the field school and receive individual training from our ceramicists.  Or they can split their time between the trench and this specialized training.

    Details about how to apply for the upcoming 2013 season can be found at our website http://www.vinovium.org/apply/ or at vinovium@durham.ac.uk.