June 24, 2011
Story by Doug Minor
Under the directorship of Prof. David George and Dr. Claudio Bizzarri, students, faculty, and alumni from Saint Anselm College as well as volunteers from all over North America are digging Italy this May and June. Their archeological excavation is at Coriglia near Castel Viscardo, a town located at the southwest edge of Umbria approximately eight miles northwest of Orvieto.
Over the past six seasons, they have uncovered evidence for occupation of the site dating from the 8th c. BCE all the way to the 16th c. CE (as well as random realia from World War II). To date, the site's strongest phases are Etruscan and Roman (Republican, Early Imperial, and Late Antique).
Their website will follow the 2011 Season, which, with a contingent of over 40 participants, promises to make even greater strides in unearthing the key to unlock the mystery of Coriglia.
For more about the dig and updates on their progress this summer, including photos, podcasts, and blogs, visit the Coriglia website.