Programmes spéciaux / Special Study Program

Institution : St. Mary University & Mount Allison University

Titre / Title : Archaeological Field School in Italy

Dates : June 28-July 30, 2010

Date limite pour l'inscription / Application Date : nd

De / From : Myles McCallum




The Department of Classics at Mount Allison University and the Department of Modern Languages and Classics at Saint Mary’s University will be offering a joint field school at San Felice, Puglia, Italy. The field school will allow students to participate in an ongoing archaeological research project, the excavation of a Roman villa, directed towards the examination of imperial land holdings in southern Italy. Students will learn the basic techniques of archaeological excavation, finds processing, environmental archaeology, photography, drawing, and data entry. Students will work 5 days a week on site and will have their weekends free to visit nearby archaeological and touristic sites such as Lecce, Bari, Matera, the Gargano Peninsula, and Trani, or to participate in organized field trips to sites in the region.

Dates: June 28 to July 30, 2010

Academic Credit: 6.0 credits. The course will be taken as a visiting student through Mount Allison University.

Participation Fee: $2,200.00 CAD. This fee covers room and board, all course equipment/supplies, and travel to and from the site. Nota bene: This does not include student airfare to and from Italy, or travel to Gravina in Puglia within Italy. Students should budget an additional $1,000.00 to $1,500.00 dollars depending on their travel dates and point of departure.

Lodging: Rental apartments in Gravina in Puglia (Bari), Italy

Food: Students will eat lunches in the apartments and dinner at a local restaurant

Other costs: Student travel on weekends; souvenirs; internet. These incidental costs will likely total between $300 and $500.00 CAD.

Contact Information: Dr. Myles McCallum ( or Dr. Hans vanderLeest (

Prerequisites: 3.0 credits in Classics or archaeology



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