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Back to Blog September 19, 2022

Atom Kessler (BA anticipated Dec 2022) participated in an archaeological field school in Tuscany

Author: Jane DeRose Evans

Atom went to Castello di Potentino to work on an ancient wine production site, which may date to the Etruscan period (6th-1st centuries BCE). While learning how to excavate, they also participated in a biodiversity course, recording fauna and flora in the region. The participants in the field school (about 30 people) were treated to Italian lunches and dinners as they stayed in a local palazzo of a wine-maker in the area. After the excavation was over, they returned to do experimental archaeology with the landowner - crushing the grapes in the ancient method. Be sure to ask them to show you pictures, as they intend to return to the field school next summer.