The Apolline Project is looking for participants!

Hey everyone! The Apolline Project is now accepting applications for participants in a variety of programs designed to teach archaeological skills, including excavation, ceramic analysis, and even Human Osteology!

If you read my blog posts from the past season, you’ll know that The Apolline Project is doing some great work at Aeclanum and provides some great opportunities to learn more about archaeology and Ancient Roman history and culture. Everyone should check it out!

Call for participants – 2017

Call for participants – Fieldwork opportunities in Pompeii, the slopes of Mt. Vesuvius, and the Apennines.


The Apolline Project is an open research network, which sheds light on the hitherto neglected past of the area to the north of Mt. Vesuvius, in the Bay of Naples, and the Apennines. The project has run actively since 2004 and has several components, with current major work focusing on the Suburban Baths of Pompeii, a post-79 Roman villa with baths on the northern slope of Mt. vesuvius, and the Roman city of Aeclanum, along the Via Appia in inland Campania. The results gained so far have been presented worldwide and published in an edited book and in several articles, which you can download (


The Apolline Project is now accepting applications for its Spring/Summer 2017 lab and field activities, which can be divided into: dig at the ancient city of Aeclanum, boot camp of human osteology, study of the pottery assemblages from the Suburban Baths in Pompeii and the late antique villa in Pollena Trocchia, and courses on epigraphy, geophysics, and restoration!


For the Spring classes on pottery study and restoration, participants will have the opportunity to spend additional time before and after the program at the project’s accommodations for no additional charge in order to better explore the region.
For the Summer study season at the late antique villa in Pollena Trocchia, a select number of scholarships to participants are offered.


For further information, including course descriptions and fieldwork opportunities, visit:


We would be very grateful if professors would be so kind as to forward this message to the relevant university mailing lists and to students who might be interested in participating.


If your institution is interested in joining the research network, please send us a message at


Girolamo Ferdinando De Simone, DPhil (Oxon)
Professor in Restoration, Accademia di Belle Arti di Napoli
Director, Apolline Project

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