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Sophomore wins prestigious Etruscan Foundation Followship for summer research in Italy

Rebecca Kerns, sophomore Classical Studies major, has won an Etruscan Foundation Fieldwork Fellowship for 2017, which is contested nationwide and earns the recipient $2,000 towards the costs of archaeological fieldwork at Etruscan and indigenous sites of non-Greek Italy from the Neolithic through the 1st Century BCE.


Ms. Kerns will participate in the Umbra Institute Trasimeno Archaeology Field School ( http://www.umbra.org/academics/archaeology-summer/ ) which is co-directed by DePauw Classical Studies faculty members Rebecca Schindler and Pedar Foss. Including this coming coming summer, thirteen DePauw students will have participated in this Extended Studies program which allows students to earn 1.5 credits and learn archaeological research skills for landscape survey, excavation, artifact study, and museum presentation in the lake country of Umbria.

The project blog and preliminary publications are available here: https://archaeotrasimeno.wordpress.com