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A Perfect Season Comes to an End
It will be a hectic time on site this week until the very moment we finally drop the curtain, but one thing is clear already: this has been a very successful season! After seven straight seasons the archaeological levels in the so-called Area D have been co...
It will be a hectic time on site this week until the very moment we finally drop the curtain, but one thing is clear already: this has been a very successful season! After seven straight seasons the archaeological levels in the so-called Area D have been completely excavate, reaching the natural ...
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The Gabii Project is back!
If you are a friend of the Gabii Project, you will have seen from our facebook posts that a lot has been going on on site for the past four weeks! After a stint of preparatory work with staff only, a team of 40 students joined us on Monday June 29th for our...
If you are a friend of the Gabii Project, you will have seen from our facebook posts that a lot has been going on on site for the past four weeks! After a stint of preparatory work with staff only, a team of 40 students joined us on Monday June 29th for our seventh straight season of excavation ...
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Racel Opitz demonstrates use of the tablets to students . Rachel Opitz doesn’t dig much at Gabii, but rather records. Leading a
core team of four, her topography, data entry, and photogrammetric
modelling unit is tasked with the construction of a digital ...
Rachel Opitz doesn't dig much at Gabii, but rather records. Leading a core team of four, her topography, data entry, and photogrammetric modelling unit is tasked with the construction of a digital database on a large scale. “We have scale issues,” Rachel chuckles, “Well, they're not issues ...
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If you are a friend of the Gabii Project, you will have seen from our facebook posts that a lot has been going on on site for the past four weeks! After a stint of preparatory work with staff only, a team of 40 students joined us on Monday June 29th for our seventh straight season of excavation ...
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Android Tablets at Gabii
BY J. TROY SAMUELS , PhD student in the Interdepartmental Program in Classical Art and Archaeology, University of Michigan Buon Giorno from Rome! This summer, the Gabii Project ,
a University of Michigan archaeological excavation and field school,
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The Gabii Project: A Moment with Field Directors Anna and Marcello
Gabii Project Managing and Field Directors Marcello Mogetta and Anna Gallone visit Area F to see how things are going. The Gabii Project is an excavation and field school run jointly with
The University of Michigan and The University of Verona. We are
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The Gabii Project is an excavation and field school run jointly with The University of Michigan and The University of Verona. We are excavating the Ancient Latin city of Gabii, about 20 km East of Rome. The city grew alongside Rome through the first millennium, BC, and into the 3rd century AD, ...
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Excavating ancient Gabii in central Italy
Introduction
We are the Gabii Project, a group of archaeologists and scholars excavating the ancient Latin metropolis of Gabii in Central Italy. Beginning with geophysical surveys in 2007 and 2008, the Gabii Project is now in its fourth year of archaeological fieldwork at Gabii. We are happy to hear from you and look forward to telling you more about archaeology in Central Italy.


The Gabii Project was launched in 2007 with the objective of studying and excavating the ancient Latin city of Gabii, a city-state that was both a neighbor of, and a rival to, Rome in the first millennium BC.
Located in the region of Italy once known as Latium, the site of Gabii was occupied since at least the tenth century BC until its decline in the second and third centuries AD. Amazingly, in subsequent centuries the site of Gabii was never developed or even substantially occupied, nor has the urban area ever been the site of major, stratigraphic excavations. As such, the site provides a unique opportunity to study the development and structure of Archaic urban planning in Central Italy, both monumental and civic architecture, domestic space, and all other corollary studies. Since Gabii eventually became a part of the Roman Empire – first as a member of the Latin League and later as a town with municipal status - numerous important intersections exist between Gabii and Rome.  This awareness of the linkages between Gabii and Rome is but one motivation for further archaeological investigation of this urban center.

The project operates a volunteer field program during the summer season. It enters its fourth year in 2012. 

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