ISTHMOS Archaeological Excavation Project of the Roman City of Nora


CLST 408/CLAS 808 - Archaeology Fieldwork Practicum I
An intensive six-week study of archaeological methods and interpretation while participating in a fieldwork project run by a member of the Classics Department. Students will actively contribute to the project with scientific reports and stratigraphic records.

COST:  Students are expected to pay their own travel costs and a course fee to be determined. (6.0 credit units)
NOTE:  In addition to tuition, students are required to pay for their own transportation to the archaeological site and to pay a camp fee.
NOTE:  Offered in Summer Term.
INSTRUCTOR:   Dr. Cristiana Zaccagnino
LEARNING HOURS:  282 (201Lb;18T;27G;36I)
PREREQUISTE:  Level 2 or above or Permission of the Department
UNITS: 6.0


2023 Excavation Dates: June 17th - July 14th (check out on the 15th)

Course fee: $2,700 

Fee includes: housing, dinner from Mondays to Fridays, trips to sites and museums, museum tickets.

Fee does not include: round-trip international airfare; passport; food during weekends; personal travel/activity/spending money; tuition for full credit course (for students of CLST 408/CLAS 808).

Visas: Visa is not required, unless you wish to stay in Italy longer than 90 days.

Accommodation and meals: Participants in the Nora Isthmos Project are housed in rental properties in in the town of Pula. Units have a small kitchen.

Please be advised that these units were designed for family vacations, so in each there are also double beds, some of which cannot be split.

Breakfast: self-catering.
Lunch: self-catering.
Dinner: at a local restaurant.

Funding opportunities for excavation participants: Participants in the excavation are encouraged to apply for our travel awards.

How to apply:
Download and complete the Application Form.   

Please return your completed form in one of the following ways:

Email: A scanned copy of your completed form can be sent to Dr. Cristiana Zaccagnino -
Mailing/Drop-off Address

Classics Department
​505 Watson Hall
49 Bader Lane
Kingston, ON     K7L 3N6

Please call the Classics Department with any questions at 613-533-2745.