Student working on a research project.

Pottery Production And Consumption At Podere Cannicci

The area at Podere Cannicci in south Tuscany is currently under investigation by a team of archaeologists from the University at Buffalo, the Cooper Union University and Michigan State University.
The archaeological research was able to uncover a productive and manufacturing settlement, specialized in metal and pottery productions. Not distant from this part of the site, a late Etruscan and Republican Sanctuary is located, facing the main trade routes between the coast and the hinterland of the ager Rusellanus.

During the Study Abroad Program, undergraduate students have the possibility to work under the supervision of the director of the excavations and Prof. Todd Fenton (Michigan State University) to reveal the necropolis and proceed to the necessary documentation.

Students are expected to work daily on site and to assist the pottery specialist in quantifying and assessing the pottery vessels uncovered during the research. Students are requested to be participants of the UB Study Abroad Program related to the Impero Project.

A report of the fieldwork will be published in order to inform the wider academic audience about the discovery and the ongoing analyses.

Daily, the students will be responsible for updating the related project website and its social media pages (Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter).

Research Project Information

Disciplines: Archaeology, Anthropology, History, Art History
Student Skill-Set Needed: Ability of participating in the related UB Study Abroad Program "The Monteverdi Field School"
Compensation: Volunteer, Work Study
Available: Summer


For further information on this opportunity, or to apply, contact:

Faculty Member: Alessandro Sebastiani
Title: Assistant Professor
Department: Classics
Office: 338 MFAC,Buffalo, NY 14261
Phone: 7164168514