This program is being led by UBC faculty Roger Wilson.
The sixth season of the UBC Archaeological Excavation in Sicily is planned to take place at the site of Gerace (province of Enna) for four weeks, between May 6th and June 1st2019. The site is that of a Roman villa right in the heart of Sicily, situated in a fertile agricultural land surrounded by gentle hills. In 2017–18 the UBC team had the amazing experience of exposing a Roman decorative mosaic pavement which had not been walked on for 1500 years. It even had an inscription on it: “May the Philippiani estate prosper! May Asclepiades grow old with his family! [We had] joy from winning in the Capitoline games [in Rome]!” These are strong voices from the past, telling us the names of the people that lived at Gerace in the fourth century CE – Philippianus and his son Asclepiades. So come and be part of the 2019 team that will continue this exciting work, exploring more of the villa’s bath-house and other areas of the site! In addition, every weekend you will have the chance of visiting further wonderful places in this magical island.
For an application form, and to learn more about both the history of Gerace and the dig in 2019, visit the Department’s webpage, under ‘Archaeological Field Schools’ on the Homepage of the Department of CNERS.
Please note that the application form needs to be returned to the director of the project directly (email@example.com) and not via the on-line Go Global application system.