Category Archives: 2013 Season

Final Weekend

So after a whirlwind of a week with visits from Italian officials, finishing documentation, back filling, student dinner, staff dinner, and taking apart the magazzino, it was all over but the traveling. Nora and I were tasked with taking some … Continue reading

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Week 6: The End

Well here we are at the end of another summer and as always it has flown by. The week started with the last 2 days of excavating. I merely had to bring my extension down to level and then scrape … Continue reading

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Poggio Civitate Week 5- Thunderstorms and Motopompa

Another week come and gone and only 1 more left. This was a weird work week for us, it has finally started to get hot here in Tuscany that was until Wednesday when we had a tremendous thunderstorm, luckily we … Continue reading

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Poggio Civitate Week 4- Maestro della Griglia

Week 4 So obviously meat fest preparations and cooking took precedent over another blog post. Sorry. Last week was sorter than normal but our activities during the day were more of the same. We removed soil, exposed rocks and pottery … Continue reading

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Adventura con Handy- a tomb filled long weekend

So last weekend was 3 day weekend and I joined a group of people (Bonnie, Karen, and Ann) who rented a car to travel to some of the harder to get to Etruscan sites. On Friday we got into Siena … Continue reading

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Campriano and Sieves- Poggio Civitate Week 3

Here we are another week of digging done. It was a long week on at site with a lot of weird weather and interesting finds. Sunday was the opening day of the First Words exhibition and it went really well. … Continue reading

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il Palio and 4th of July- Poggio Civitate Week 1

So another week has come and gone here at Poggio Civitate (or Scavi as we call it- n.b.-that is just the Italian word for excavation). It is amazing how much and how little we end up doing in a week. … Continue reading

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