The Archeodig Project
The Archeodig Project was established in 2008 to help manage and coordinate archaeological excavations of coastal Etruria in order to understand and reconstruct the history of the area's ancient settlements, from the prehistoric age to the beginning of the medieval era. Research is structured in the form of a field school for the training of students, young archaeologists and volunteers, both Italian and foreign.
The archaeological excavations coordinated by the Archeodig Project are:
The Roman settlement of Poggio del Molino in the territory of Populonia. The site comprises a Late Republican fort, a Julio-Claudian era farm and adjoining fish sauce factory, an Antonine era maritime villa and Late Antiquity inhabitation.
The Etruscan Necropolis of San Cerbone - Casone in the Gulf of Baratti, with tumuli and aediculae, monumental tombs, dated from the 7th- 4th century BCE and an industrial building used for iron smelting dated between the 4th and 2nd centuries BCE.
The Protohistoric Necropolis of Parrana San Martino a field of urns, a cremation necropolis dating from the Bronze Age to the Iron Age. Up to a hundred Burials have so far been identified and include a variety of urns with decorative syntax and funerary objects.
Volunteers (Calendar 2019)
Excavation at Poggio del Molino - Populonia
Team 1a/b May 05 - 17
Team 2a/b May 19 - 31
Team 3a/b Jun 02 - 14
Team 4 Jun 29 - Jul 06 (Teen Team) Space Available
Excavation at Poggio del Molino - Academic Sessions
4 week Session Jun 16 - Jul 13 academic credit
2 Week Session Jun 16 - 29
Excavation at San Cerbone - Casone - Baratti
Team 5a/b Sep 01 - 13
Team 6a/b Sep 16 - 27
Team 7a/b Sep 29 - Oct 11
International volunteers welcome
No archaeological experience necessary
Knowledge of Italian is not necessary
1&2 week options available