Archaeology Field Project

University of Pennsylvania, College of Liberal and Professional Studies
Summer 2010 course offerings

ANTH 250/550 Global Archaeology Field Project
Special session course, 1 course unit

Excavation team at Mount LykaionSection 950 Greece
Mt. Lykaion Excavation and Survey Project, Arcadia, Greece
David Gilman Romano, Ph.D., Instructor
June 15 - August 3, 2010
Maximum enrollment: 10
Open to students who have completed a year of university study.

To Register
Contact Dr. Romano by March 1, 2010 at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Program Fee
$2500 
Program Fee covers international airfare (based on reasonable coach class fare for period of project), local room and board, local transportation, and local excursions during project. Program Fee does NOT cover costs for student's passport or visa (may be required for non-U.S. students), medical insurance, or incidental expenses. Some fellowships are available (inquiries should be sent to Dr. Romano).

Within the ancient Greek region of Arcadia in the southern Peloponnesos, the sanctuary of Zeus on Mt. Lykaion stands out for its great fame, mysterious rituals and wide-ranging significance. This site, located on the modern-day mountain of Agios Elias, held fascination for the ancient Greeks and has continued to be important for modern-day scholars of archaeology, classics, and Greek religion. The research program, co-sponsored by the Greek Archaeological Service under the auspices of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens, seeks to answer questions about the origins of Greek cult of Zeus and the origins of Greek athletics. The summer 2010 field season at the Sanctuary of Zeus on Mt. Lykaion will have three major aspects : excavation, architectural documentation and topographical survey in addition to ongoing geological, geophysical and historical surveys.

For more information visit Penn's College of Liberal and Professional Studies website.

Additional project information available at www.lykaionexcavation.org/


ANTH 250/550 Global Archaeology Field Project
Special session course, 1 course unit

TuscanySection 951 Italy
Excavating Dark Age Tuscany
Dr. Richard Hodges, Director
Dr. Michelle Hobart (Cooper Union), Co-director

July 3 - 31, 2010
Maximum enrollment: 15
Open to students who have completed a year of university study.

To Register
Contact Dr. Hodges by March 1, 2010 at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Program Fee
$2650
Program Fee covers local room and board, local transportation, and local excursions during field project. Program Fee does NOT cover costs for student's airfare, passport or visa (if required), medical insurance, or incidental expenses. Some fellowships are available; inquiries should be sent to Instructor.

Little is known about the small monasteries in Latin Christendom from the 7th to the 10th centuries. Were these modest versions of the large monastic houses or forerunners of the pieve, community churches? How did these settlements function within a landscape of small, nucleated villages? This project aims to carefully document one such monastery, San Pietro d’Asso, to attempt to answer these questions. San Pietro was a royal foundation and subject of dispute between the bishops of Arezzo and Siena. Founded by King Aripert I around AD 643, it is situated just west of the Via Cassia, a key pilgrimage route. The present hilltop site includes stone architecture, and is covered with abundant 10th century artifacts. Below the hill, close to the Asso river, lie the remains of a Roman settlement. Students will learn archaeological field methods through hands-on work at two sites: the bishop's complex at Pava in San Giovanni d'Asso and the hilltop site of San Pietro d'Asso. The initial field season of research will include a geophysical survey of the hilltop to establish the density of occupation as well as the collection and study of the surface artifacts and ceramics. Preparations will be made for excavation of hilltop structures, in search of fortifications and stratified artifact deposits.

For more information visit Penn's College of Liberal and Professional Studies website.

Additional project information available from the project co-director at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 


ANTH 219/719 Historical Archaeology Field Project
Fall Semester, College and CPLS - 1 course unit

South Jersey Project
Robert L. Schuyler, Director
Open to all Penn students (undergraduate and graduate); no previous background required
Limited enrollment

 

To Register
Contact Robert L. Schuyler at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Sponsors
Anthropology Department, Penn Museum and The Vineland Historical and Antiquarian Society

Program Fee
No extra fees

The South Jersey Project is the only opportunity at Penn for students to directly participate in actual archaeological excavations during the academic year (Fall Semesters). The South Jersey Project is exploring the historic town of Vineland in upper Cumberland County, New Jersey. Vineland was established in 1861 as a planned supply center (stores, churches, schools and homes) for a large, newly opened agricultural region set up in the Pine Barrens. During the Victorian Period it was successfully settled and then went on in the 20th century to become (in its municipal boundaries) the largest city in the state. Since 2001 Penn students have been exploring the backyards of historic homes inside the town center. Read more about the South Jersey Project

Students take one of two sections offered (all day Friday or all day Saturday) and are taken out from campus and back for field work. Transportation and all equipment are supplied, students only have to bring themselves and lunch.


ANTH 220/720 Historical Archaeology Project Laboratory
Spring Semesters  CPLS - 1 credit unit

South Jersey Project
Robert L. Schuyler, Director
Several 3-hour sections offered on Fridays and Saturdays at the Penn Museum (Lab Room 329)
Open to all Penn students (undergraduate and graduate).
No background required. Students do not have to take Anth 291/719 first.

To Register
No “Instructor’s Permit” needed

Program Fee
No extra laboratory fees

Students work in the Archaeology Teaching Lab (Room 329 Penn Museum) on materials previously recovered from excavations in Vineland, New Jersey. Three-hour sections on Friday afternoon, Friday evening, Saturday morning and Saturday afternoon are open. Read more about the South Jersey Project


ANTH 247/747 Summer Historical Archaeology Laboratory
Summer 12-Week Session,  CLPS - 1 credit unit
 
South Jersey Project
Robert L. Schuyler, Director
Two Saturday sections (9-12:00 and 1:00-4:00)
Open to all Penn students (undergraduate and graduate).
No back ground required. Students do not have to take Anth 219/719 or 220/720 first.
 
 
To Register
No “Instructor’s Permit” needed
 
 
Program Fee
No extra laboratory fees

Students work in the Archaeology Teaching Lab (Room 329 Penn Museum) both on archaeological materials recovered from South Jersey Project excavations and on documentary collections (primary archival materials) related to Vineland, Cumberland County, and Southern New Jersey. Read more about the South Jersey Project

 

 

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