History and Classics

Archaeological Field School - Roccagloriosa, Italy
One *6 credit 3 week session - June 12 - June 30, 2017

Application Deadline March 15, 2017

Within the context of research on the pre-Roman cultural landscape of Southern Italy we invite students to join us in an archaeological field school at the archaeological site of Roccagloriosa located in the UNESCO World Heritage Cilento National Park. The Lucanian settlement, comprised of massive fortification walls, monumental public architecture, domestic architecture, and tombs documents the development of a Lucanian settlement. This year work will concentrate on exploring the habitations on the Central Plateau.

Classics 475/476 (undergrad) or 601/602 (graduate level). The course is taught in 6 modules, including lectures, museum and site visits, excavation, laboratory practice, record keeping, and interpretation of finds. The course emphasizes archaeological interpretation within the cultural and historical context of pre-Roman Italy.

Field School Website 

General Information

Daily Program & Grades

Required Equipment

Fees and Registration

Field School Application Information

All eligible students accepted into one or more of the courses will receive a grant determined by the number of courses they take:
$750 for one dig
$1250 for both Italy and Greece

Program Directors

Field School Director:
Dr. Tanya Henderson, University of Alberta

Scientific Advisors:
Professor Helena Fracchia, University of Alberta
Professor Maurizio Gualtieri, University of Perugia

Site Supervisor:
Dr. Stefano Ferrari, University of Padova

Full information packet and application form available at:

Department of History and Classics
2-28 Tory Building
University of Alberta
Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2E5

To Apply:
Please send your application to:
Dr. Tanya Henderson

Please send your $100 application fee and a copy of your application to:
Tanya Henderson
Department of History and Classics
2-28 Tory Building
Edmonton AB T6G 2H4

Cheques can be made payable to "Tanya Henderson".