Every summer F&M students have the opportunity to participate in an archaeological field school at the Etruscan site of Poggio Colla in Italy. The site, which is located near the Tuscan town of Vicchio, in the beautiful Mugello Valley north of Florence, provides rich documentation of Etruscan religion through sacred architecture and votive deposits from the 7th-2nd centuries B. C. E.
Last summer six F&M students enrolled in CLS 353 and participated in the excavations. Three of these students (Erica Koppenhoefer, Matthew Naiman, and Ali Neugebauer) also conducted original research at the site, which they presented at F&M's Student Research Fair on October 2, 2009.
For more information on this unique summer opportunity to study classical archaeology first-hand in Italy, contact Professor Gretchen Meyers () or visit Poggio Colla's website: www.smu.edu/poggio.