In a few hours, I will be departing from Rome and venturing to Northern Italy, towards Siena. I love Rome, but I also can’t wait to immerse myself in a completely new experience and excavation. Vescovado, the small town where I will be living at, will be the complete opposite of my time at Ostia Antica (last summer’s dig). The Poggio Civitate field school is literally digging in the townspeople’s backyards for remnants of Etruscan structures from the Orientalizing Period.
And while I felt that Roman takes a very nonchalant approach to its plethora of archaeological projects digging all over, I’ve heard that Vescovado and its inhabitants are extremely keen and attentive to what we at Poggio will be doing and take on a very hands on, active approach in working with the archaeologists.
It’s exciting to have the opportunity to experience a big city, and now a small, more removed town. But before I go, I felt I should compile a short playlist that would be nice to calm my excitement/nerves.
(Sadly I think I’m starting to violate some copyright rules so I can’t post the actual songs up, but here’s the list with links!)
1. Daniel Martin Moore- Stray Age
4. Coldplay- Now My Feet Won’t Touch the Ground
Keep tuning into The Big Dig and expect an update and new playlist from Vescovado hopefully soon!