Monthly Archives: April 2016

RU digging this? Classics undergraduates heading this summer to Rutgers field school in Italy

View of buildings below in Roccantica2

The town of Vacone in NW Lazio, in the Sabina region of Italy. Credit: Villa Romana di Vacone Facebook page

Since 2012 Rutgers University, under the direction of Professor Gary Farney (Department of History, Rutgers—Newark), has conducted an Archaeological Field School in Italy.

The site could hardly be more evocative. It lies in the Tiber river valley in the northwestern part of the province of Lazio, about 40 miles upriver from Rome. Participants live and work near the small village of Vacone, excavating a Roman villa site with evidence of Republican, Imperial and post-antique occupation and activity. You can read all about it here.

So warm (indeed wild) congratulations are in order for three of our Rutgers—New Brunswick Classics undergraduate students, who will join the field school this summer: Jonathan Finnerty’17, Shannon Gilbert’18, and Molly Kuchler’18. Continue reading