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