Research Programs: Collaborative Research

Period of Performance

1/1/2012 - 12/31/2014

Funding Totals

$250,000.00 (approved)
$249,900.00 (awarded)

The Gabii Project, Italy

FAIN: RZ-51319-11

Regents of the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1382)
Nicola Terrenato (Project Director: November 2010 to March 2015)

Archaeological excavation and analysis at Gabii, east of Rome, Italy. (36 months)

The Gabii Project is the first stage of a decade-long excavation of a major Latin city near Rome. The work is conducted by the Kelsey Museum of Archaeology at the University of Michigan, under the auspices of the Italian Archaeological Service and in collaboration with the American Academy in Rome. The purpose is to investigate the early phases of Italian urbanism, currently only known through field survey and limited soundings. The Project addresses scholarly issues and holds considerable teaching, museum and outreach significance. Over fifty students each year will participate. As the only continuing large-scale North American urban excavation in Italy, Gabii could provide a dependable source of practical experience in Roman Archaeology--all periods and at all levels--and dissertation topics for American students and young scholars. Furthermore, long-term loans of archaeological finds could provide a laboratory of artifact and museographic research at the University of Michigan.

Associated Products

The Gabii Project (Web Resource)
Title: The Gabii Project
Author: Nicola Terrenato
Abstract: The Gabii Project is an international archaeological initiative under the direction of Nicola Terrenato of the University of Michigan. It 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
Year: 2011
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