We are currently planning a new field season for 2022. This will be our first season excavating after 3 seasons of geophysical survey! We are targeting a field where we were able to get excellent information using Ground Penetrating Radar (see the image below).
Our plan is to target a domestic area of the site. We want to learn about aspects of daily life. In the past there has been a lot of great research done on the civic architecture. However the only excavations and study of the city blocks with the domestic and commercial areas was carried out in the 1970s by the amazing archaeologist Silvana Finocchi. So we hope to be able to add to that body of knowledge and, in particular, carry out a careful study of the artefacts in their archaeological context.
And of course we will be taking out students! Teaching the future generations of archaeologists is of paramount importance to LULP. Teaching them and giving them the experience is so rewarding and gives added meaning to our work. If you or anyone you know is interested in participating, the information and application for the field school can be found at https://libarnaarchproject.org/field-school/.
If you are interested in our work and want to support it, consider a donation, small or large, to our Kofi account at https://ko-fi.com/libarnaulp?viewimage=IO5O62XBGS#galleryItemView. We are grateful for any donations. They go directly to research and also to student support.
You can also support the research by following our various social media accounts. We update frequently when we are in the field and try to get some good content up even when it’s out of field season. We post student work and information about staff as well as updates about the project.
You can follow the project via this blog and also:
Twitter and Instagram: @libarnaulp and Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LibarnaULP/
We might even venture into Tik Tok! Keep an eye out for that!