Exposure to the classical world can have an immense impact on the lives of students. Yet few high school students are fortunate enough to experience these studies in the classroom and even less have the chance to travel to Europe and experience this world first-hand. The program gives them a chance to learn about archaeological excavations and stewardship of archaeological resources, it also allows a student engagement in a shared learning experience with other archaeologists. An archaeological field school affords a student interaction with new cultures, both ancient and modern.

Poggio Civitate was occupied from the 10th through 6th centuries B.C.E. While there is fragmented evidence from the Iron Age, an accidental fire at the end of the 7th century B.C.E. has left us abundant evidence for the three buildings (a residence, workshop, and tripartite building). The residents rebuilt their home into a giant four wing hall during the 6th century, which was purposefully dismantled towards the end of that century.

In 1966, Dr. K.M. Philips began excavations at the site, which first uncovered the richly decorated 6th century building and then the foundations of the 7th century residence. Dr. E. Nielson directed most of the excavations of the 7th workshop during the 1980s. The current director, Dr. A. Tuck, has worked through the late 90s and early 00’s to understand the non–elite people who worked for the residents of the monumental buildings.

This summer three Regis Jesuit students will travel to Tuscany Italy to participate on an archaeological research project in conjunction with the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Their adventures in archaeology will be recorded here.

Post Archaeology News

Poggio Civitate Blog
Yay for Dirt
Thursday, June 23, 2016 10:51:00 AM

First Day of the Dig
Tuesday, June 21, 2016 10:33:00 AM

Sunday, June 19, 2016 11:39:00 PM

Saturday, June 18, 2016 1:46:00 PM

The Story So far...
Friday, June 17, 2016 10:49:00 PM

Taking off soon!
Tuesday, June 14, 2016 9:59:00 AM

New Season, New Excitment
Sunday, June 12, 2016 7:00:00 AM

Last day on the hill
Friday, July 03, 2015 10:48:00 AM

il Palio but from Vescovado
Friday, July 03, 2015 10:42:00 AM

Palio and Archaeology
Wednesday, July 01, 2015 1:33:00 PM