Engaged Learning

Sicily Archaeological Field School - no longer available

This program, directed by Professor Michael J. Kolb, is part of a multinational Sicilian and Scandinavian project focusing on the site of Monte Polizzo and the surrounding Belice Valley in the western-central portion of Sicily. Monte Polizzo is a proto-urban hilltop site which supported human societies for a span of nearly 1,200 years encompassing the Bronze, Early Iron, Elymian, and Hellenistic periods in the island's history. The surrounding Belice Valley settlement system is filled with additional Neolithic, Hellenistic and Roman sites. This valley's long occupation period, coupled with the diversity of archeological cultures present in the area, make it an ideal training ground in archeological methodology and an excellent introduction to the fascinating aspects of both classical and prehistoric archeology.