Project Overview

North Urban Paestum Project 2020: Reconstructing the History of the Sanctuary of Athena

Faculty Sponsor

Rebecca Ammerman (




Research assistant for on-going archaeological project at Paestum in southern Italy is needed for 10 weeks distributed throughout the summer, beginning in mid-May, and resuming in the second half of June to late August 2020.  The first week or two will be spent at Colgate helping to prepare documents for an excavation at the Graeco-Roman Site of Paestum in southern Italy. The remaining weeks will be split between cataloguing and photographing artifacts at the archaeological museum at Paestum and organizing and digitally archiving all documentation from the field work of the summer 2020 season back on the Colgate campus.

Student Qualifications

Students with background in archaeology, classical studies, art history, history, or geology would be well suited for the research.  Though not required, knowledge of Italian, skills in digital photography, video editing, GPS, and data management, would be helpful. Students should be in good health and able to conduct work in the summer heat.

Number of Student Researchers

1 student

Project Length

10 weeks

Applications open on 01/03/2020 and close on 03/11/2020

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