Global Archaeology Field Schools

Global Archaeology Field Project is a summer field research opportunity in which students will learn modern archaeological methods and theory through extensive hands-on field experience. Students will participate in archaeological survey and mapping, excavations, artifact processing and analysis, and architectural documentation. Through on-site lectures and excursions, students have the opportunity to learn about the cultural heritage of archaeological sites and their surrounding communities.

Complete information and applicaiton for Global Archaeology Field Schools, please visit the Penn Museum website:

2010 Field School Locations

Application Process

The field school programs have no pre-requisites and are open to all Penn undergraduate and graduate students, as well as visiting students. To register for the class please read the complete course description and then contact the instructor directly via the Penn Museum website:

NOTE: You will not be able to register for a field school directly via the Penn-In-Touch system you must first contact the instructor.

Greece ANTH 250 950

June 15 - August 3, 2010

Within the ancient Greek region of Arcadia in the southern Peloponnesos, the sanctuary of Zeus on Mt. Lykaion stands out for its great fame, mysterious rituals and wide-ranging significance. This site, located on the modern-day mountain of Agios Elias, held fascination for the ancient Greeks and has continued to be important for modern-day scholars of archaeology, classics, and Greek religion. The summer research program, co-sponsored by the Greek Archaeological Service under the auspices of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens, seeks to answer questions about the origins of Greek cult of Zeus and the origins of Greek athletics. The summer 2010 field season at the Sanctuary of Zeus on Mt. Lykaion will introduce students to archaeological excavation techniques, architectural documentation and topographical survey. Students will also assist with ongoing geological, geophysical and historical surveys. The summer research program is co-directed by Dr. David Gilman Romano (University of Pennsylvania) and Dr. Mary Voyatzis (University of Arizona).

Program Fee :   $2,500

Program Fee covers international airfare (based on reasonable coach class fare for period of project), local room and board, local transportation, and local excursions during project.

Program Fee does NOT cover costs for student's passport or visa (may be required for non-U.S. students), medical insurance, or incidental expenses.

Some fellowships are available; inquiries should be sent to Instructor.


David Romano's scholarly interests are divided between ancient city and landscape planning, computerized applications in archaeology, and ancient athletics. He is an Adjunct Professor of Classical Studies at Penn and the co-director of the Mt. Lykaion Excavation and Survey Project, which began in 2004 and explores the Sanctuary of Zeus on Mt. Lykaion, Arcadia, Greece. Dr. Romano is also director of the Corinth Computer Project, a computerized study of the city and landscape of Roman Corinth, and director of the Digital Augustan Rome Project, which is a living, virtual resource for the study of Augustan Rome.



Italy ANTH 250 951     

July 3 - 31, 2010

Little is known about the small monasteries in Latin Christendom from the 7th to the 10th centuries. The monastery, San Pietro d’Asso, was founded by King Aripert I around AD 643 and is situated just west of the Via Cassia, a key pilgrimage route from France to Rome. The present hilltop site includes stone architecture and is covered with abundant 10th century artifacts, while below the hill, close to the Asso River, lie the remains of a Roman settlement. This field course will introduce students to Roman and Medieval Tuscany with guided visits to regional sites. Students will learn modern archaeological field methods through hands-on work at two locations: the bishop's complex at Pava in San Giovanni d'Asso and the hilltop site of San Pietro d'Asso. The summer research program is a collaboration of Dr. Richard Hodges (University of Pennsylvania) and Dr. Michelle Hobart (Cooper Union, New York) with Dr. Stefano Campana (University of Siena).

Program Fee : $2,650

Program Fee covers local room and board, local transportation, and local excursions during field project.

Program Fee does NOT cover costs for student's airfare, passport or visa (if required), medical insurance, or incidental expenses.

Some fellowships are available; inquiries should be sent to Instructor.


Dr. Richard Hodges









Richard Hodges is the Williams Director of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. A distinguished Classical and early Medieval archaeologist, specializing in Western Europe, Hodges has written extensively on such subjects as archaeology and the beginnings of English society, primitive and peasant markets, and towns and trade in the age of Charlemagne. Before coming to Penn, he served as the Director of the Institute of World Archaeology at the University of East Anglia and is a former Director of the British School in Rome. Hodges has published numerous books, essays and pamphlets on archaeology in Italy, Albania, and early northwest Europe.

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