Student/staff member Rachel Julis uncovers a gold cache at the Poggio Colla site.
Since 1995, the Poggio Colla Field School has hosted graduate and undergraduate students from around the world. Only 16 participants per year are admitted to the field school to receive training in Etruscan archaeology and the theoretical and practical aspects of fieldwork from a professional staff that includes archaeologists, an architect, an illustrator, a surveyor and a conservator.
Field school participants enroll for six credit hours from Southern Methodist University and are expected to complete a research project on their return to the United States. Many students keep online diaries of their field experiences, including photos from the dig. For more information, contact SMU's Office of News and Communications at 214-768-7650.