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Archaeology Conservation Center  (CCA) in Rieti, Italy 

 Fourteen students participated in archaeological site work with Conservator Roberto Nardi, in Sardinia, Italy this summer. Our students helped with the conservation treatments of these larger than life-size Nuragic warriors, known as the Giants of Monte Prama. The sculptures were recently excavated and include archers, wrestlers and boxers carved in sandstone between the 9th and 8th century BC. This project won the most prestigious Public Choice Award for best preservation project in 2015. Our students were honored to work with Roberto.

Also Note:  As a UD student, you are automatically covered by SOS International for emergency travel assistance outside of the U.S.  We encourage you to register on SOS’s website and sign-up for emergency email updates for the countries you will visit.  To access the policy, go to and login via CAS to the “International SOS Portal.”  Scroll down to see UD’s policy number, then register at

We are planning a new trip in June of 2017. Contact Dr. Cassman (  if you are interested in this opportunity.​

Click here for 2015 student blog.

Click here for 2013 student blog.

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  • University of Delaware
  • Newark, DE 19716, USA
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