Archaeological site name: Capo Don – Costa Balenae

Place: Riva Ligure (IM), Italia

Chronology of the archaeological site: From the II/I century BC, a roman Domus was built on the site and it was probably used until the III/IV century AD. Moreover, during the VI century, a Basilica was built in the same area and it was continuously used probably until the High Middle Age.

Chronology of the layers excavated: The Northen part of the Basilica, where there is a funerary area, will be excavated, as well as the High Middle Age areas outside the Basilica.

Scientific Direction: Professor Philippe Pergola (Pontificio Istituto di Archeologia Cristiana; Università di Aix-Marseille)

Archaeological season: 19th of June- 28th of July 2017

Shifts: At least two weeks. Students who are going to apply for the entire archaeological season will be given priority.

Room and Board: Free. Students will be staying in the elementary school of Riva Ligure.

Vaccinations and Medical Certificates: anti-tetanus vaccination

Course on site safety: not required

Insurance: The Univeristy of Aix-Marseille will take care of the insurance for all the participants

Language: Italian, French, English

Deadline: To apply send an email to, by the 31st of May

Info: Dr. E. Kas Hanna, Dr. G. Castiglia:

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PERGOLA et alii 2015, “Presenze cristiane nella Liguria
 di Ponente: i casi di Capo Don (Riva Ligure) e San Calocero (Albenga)”, in P. ARTHUR, M. LEO IMPERIALE (ed.), “Atti del VII Congresso Nazionale di Archeologia Medievale”, Firenze 2015, pp. 158-163.

Capo Don – Costa Balenae
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