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Artena, Italy

Temple Summer in Italy

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Jan Gadeyne teaching on site
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Students excavating
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Artena, Italy
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Excavated pottery
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summer 2015 student excavating
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Excavation of the Roman Villa in Artena

Students in the course will participate at the excavation of a Roman villa in Artena, a small hill town approximately 40 miles south-east of Rome, under the direction of Temple University Rome faculty member and archaeologist Jan Gadeyne and his colleague Cécile Brouillard, who works for the French Institute for Preventive Archaeology (INRAP).

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Program dates

Late June through late July


Artena is a small hilltown located approximately 40 miles southeast of Rome.

Academic program

  • Undergraduate students will register for a total of six credits, enrolling in either Art History 2117: Archaeological Excavation (6 credits), or Anthropology 3189: Field Session in Archaeology (3 credits) plus Anthropology 3170: Methods in Archaeology (3 credits).
  • Graduate students will register for Art History 5621: Archaeological Excavation (3 credits). 


Weekly excursions to sites and museums nearby are designed to better understand the archaeological remains and artifacts in the broader context of the material culture in central Italy.

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Students will be housed with the rest of the excavation team in a small local hotel near the excavation site.


Open to qualified students matriculated at U.S. colleges and universities.

Applying to the program

Application deadline:  February 15

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