Anglo-American Project in Pompeii integrates a field school providing high quality training in modern archaeological practice with a major international research project. The program is based in the Bradford Pompeii Research Laboratory at the University of Bradford, England. The project is co-directed by Dr. Rick Jones and Dr. Damian Robinson, under supervision of the Soprintendenza Archeologica di Pompeii.
Getting to know the archaeologists
They briefed me on excavation objectives
and the nature of the insulae (Roman tenements). They
also provided training on the use of the various excavation methods
including tools, soil collection, sifting, sorting objects, and
placing finds in proper receptacles. I also learned about recording
finds and closing out each stratigraphic unit (SU) for further
study. I also received orientation on the use of the Dumpy level
and how to lay a base line.
© Raul Botello 2007