There are no prerequisites, and no knowledge of archaeology or Italian is expected–only a desire to get dirty and learn about Roman civilization. Prior archaeological experience and coursework are welcome.

NOTE: This program is physically rigorous and requires long hours in conditions that can make the experience both physically and mentally challenging.


Whether you’re a postgraduate or undergraduate, archaeology or art history or anthropology major, or simply someone interested in learning more about the field of archaeology, this program provides an exciting and unique opportunity for a first-hand look at archaeological fieldwork at a one-of-a-kind Roman site.


Participants are expected to bring an archaeological trowel, cut-proof gloves, a pair of pants, and steel-toed safety boots. All other equipment and tools are provided by AIRC.