Study Abroad

Our course of study extends well beyond the mountains of Western North Carolina and back in time through annual study abroad experiences in Italy. In the archaeological field school centered on the excavation of an ancient Etruscan and Roman sanctuary and habitation site, students receive an intensive introduction to all aspects of field excavation techniques, from methods of discovery and recovery to documentation, the creation of site plans and interpretation of stratigraphy. In addition to work in the field, students process excavated material in a laboratory and receive training in the fundamental techniques of artifact recording and illustration.