Fieldwork Spotlight: The Marzuolo Archaeological Project

By: Katie Jarriel, 
Tue, 08/08/2017

The Marzuolo Archaeological Project (MAP) is an international and interdisciplinary fieldwork project investigating the rural craft site of Podere Marzuolo (ca. 2 ha) in southern Tuscany (Italy). It is directed by CIAMS professor Astrid Van Oyen, and this summer several CIAMS graduate and undergraduate students participated in excavations at the site.

The MAP team excavates in a crowded trench.

CIAMS graduate student Kathleen Garland (Phd Classics) and Prof. Van Oyen hold tools from a Roman blacksmith's workshop.

Students learn about pottery from Prof. Gijs Tol (University of Melbourne).

Cornell undergraduate John Souza poses with a basin in situ.

Prof. Van Oyen (right) takes recordings using a dGPS.

Team members pose near an excavated section of wall. Pictured on the right is incoming CIAMS MA student Dani Vander Horst.

The whole excavation team poses for a photo on a rare rainy day with a backdrop of rolling Tuscan hills.

CIAMS professor Astrid Van Oyen excavates at Marzuolo