The Archeodig Project
The Archeodig Project was established in 2008 to help manage and coordinate archaeological excavations of coastal Etruria in order to understand and reconstruct the history of the area's ancient settlements, from the prehistoric age to the beginning of the medieval era. Research is structured in the form of a field school for the training of students, young archaeologists and volunteers, both Italian and foreign.
The archaeological excavations coordinated by the Archeodig Project are:
The Roman settlement of Poggio del Molino in the territory of Populonia. The site comprises a Late Republican fort, a Julio-Claudian era farm and adjoining fish sauce factory, an Antonine era maritime villa and Late Antiquity inhabitation.
The Etruscan Necropolis of San Cerbone - Casone in the Gulf of Baratti, with tumuli and aediculae, monumental tombs, dated from the 7th- 4th century BCE and an industrial building used for iron smelting dated between the 4th and 2nd centuries BCE.
The Protohistoric Necropolis of Parrana San Martino a field of urns, a cremation necropolis dating from the Bronze Age to the Iron Age. Up to a hundred Burials have so far been identified and include a variety of urns with decorative syntax and funerary objects.
Volunteers (Calendar 2018)
Excavation at Poggio del Molino - Populonia
Team 1a/b May 06 - May 18
Team 2a/b May 20 - Jun 01
Team 3a/b Jun 03 - Jun 13
Team 4 Jul 30 - Jul 07 (Teen Team) Space Available
Excavation at San Cerbone - Casone - Baratti
Team 5a/b Sep 02 - Sep 14
Team 6a/b Sep 16 - Sep 28
Team 7a/b Sep 30 - Oct 12
International volunteers welcome
No archaeological experience necessary
Knowledge of Italian is not necessary
1&2 week options available