Archaeological summer camp in Siciliy

Emilia Bella writes:

For 10th year the Archeoclub d’Italia, residing in Campobello di Licata of Sicily, will be organizing a Summer Camp, which in the past has succeeded in having more than 900 foreign and Italian participants involved in a holiday full of sun, sea and archaeological discoveries. The Summer Camps of the Kalat Project have till now made possible the discovery of more than 250 new archaeological sites, the mapping of kilometres of ancient pathways, the accomplishment of two exhibitions and of the creation of the Archaeological Park Parco Antico di Iachinu Filì.

This year the Summer Camp of the Kalat Project, will take place in Campobello di Licata and will offer two camping periods: 28th of July – 9th of August and 18th – 30th of August. In all the camps, groups of about ten foreign persons can participate.

The programme of 2008 aims to recover the Bronze Age necropolis of Iachinu Filì and an Arabic site. The field activities will be guided by scientific collaborators from the Universities of Palermo and Naples, supported by foreign university students, and will be carried out with the permission of the local department of history and culture of Agrigento Soprintendenza BBCCAA di Agrigento and the supervision of the teaching staff of the Universities of Palermo and Naples.

The International Camps, apart from the research activities (digging the humus layer, cleaning the prehistoric graves, mapping the area, cleaning finds) offer cooperative and intercultural games in the beginning of the programme, excursions and guided visits to Agrigento Temple Valley, traditional Sicilian dishes, accommodation in the Kalat Centre, bus transport and participation certificate.

The fee for enrolling for a 2 week participation is € 320. But if enrolling before the 30 of April 2008 there is a discount of € 20 ( therefore total fee € 300).

For more information please see our web site or contact us at Kalat Project, Via Trieste (Centro Polivalente), 92023 Campobello di Licata (AG) Tel.fax (+39) 0922883508. E-mail:

Emilia Bella
Coordinator of the Kalat Project

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