Course Description

Course Name

Archaeology Practicum: Roman Imperial Fora

Session: VRMU3122

Hours & Credits

3 Credits

Prerequisites & Language Level

Taught In English

  • There is no language prerequisite for courses at this language level.


Archeology 293 is a practicum course that allows students to experience archeological excavation first hand and to receive credit for it. In Summer 2018 AUR will be collaborating with Universita degli Studi Roma Tre to offer a training excavation in the area of the Imperial Fora in the center of Rome (precise location to be determined). Training will cover techniques of excavation, recording, washing and classifying the finds. The working week will be Monday to Friday from 8.00am to 5.00pm with a mid morning break of 30 minutes and a one hour lunch break. Students must commit to the full working week. This means that they will not be able to take another class at the same time and they will not be able to sign up for Friday trips. Students who are not Archeology and Classics majors at AUR need to contact Prof Higgins ( before their registration can be confirmed. 3 credit hours.

*Course content subject to change