Exciting field work uncovering ancient Greek and Roman civilization
Whether you are a current archaeology or anthropology student or simply someone interested in learning more about the subject, this six-week study abroad program in Sicily will provide an exciting opportunity for a first-hand experience in archaeological fieldwork. You’ll take part in the excavation of a still unexplored section of the Catacombs of St. Lucy at Siracusa, working alongside internationally renowned archaeologists from the Arcadia Sicily Center.
The Catacombs of St. Lucy were established in the 3rd-4th century AD, incorporating previous Greek evidences ranging between the 5th and the 1st century BC, such as aqueducts, shrines and pottery workshops.
This program is offered in collaboration with the Vatican Commission for Sacred Archaeology, the Vatican entity overseeing all sacred archaeological sites in Italy. In addition to first-hand experience in archaeological excavation and study, you will be able to enjoy many of the wonders of Sicily. These include cultural and historical monuments that span over 2,500 years, such as the cities of Siracusa, Catania, Lipari and Akrai, to spectacular ecological and natural sites such as Etna Volcano and Aeolian Islands.
Your coursework will explore major features of ancient Greek and Roman cultures and engage you in cutting-edge digital archaeology.
No Italian language ability is needed to apply – you will take an Italian language course at your level as part of the program.
A special vaccination and particular equipment may be needed.