We design our Earthwatch Teen Expeditions specifically and exclusively for 15- to 18-year-olds. They’re unlike any other experience a teenager can have.
Do something special this summer: help excavate, study, and conserve what remains of a Roman villa near the ancient seaside city of Populonia, once a center of metalworking and trade. And meet fascinating people from around the world at the same time.
Your team will work at the site of a once-luxurious Roman villa on Poggio del Molino (Windmill Hill), overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. The villa was built at the start of the 1st century A.D., when the main city of Populonia was mysteriously abandoned. People continued to live at the villa, though, until the end of the 5th century, so it is one of the few existing sources of information from this time period.
Live the life of an archaeologist, spending most of your time carefully unearthing artifacts and removing them for cleaning and study. You’ll also help catalog and map the locations of artifacts, and maybe try rebuilding original objects from the fragments you’ve discovered. You’ll even get to try your hand at creating tools using ancient methods. You’ll have an unparalleled chance to get close to Italy’s ancient past.