NEH banner

Funded Projects Query Form
2 matches

Organization name: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Key words: Gabii (ANY of these words -- matching substrings)
Program: Collaborative Research*
Division or office: Research Programs*
Sort order: Award year, descending

Query elapsed time: 0.047 sec

Save this query
Export results to Excel

RZ-249792-16

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1382)
Nicola Terrenato (Project Director: December 2015 to present)

At the Roots of Roman Urbanism: The Gabii Project

Archaeological excavation and analysis at the ancient city site of Gabii, near Rome. See website at https://sites.lsa.umich.edu/gabiiproject/.

The Gabii Project is in the process of making a very significant difference to our understanding of the origins of Roman urbanism. It revolves around a decade-long, large-scale excavation of a unique major center, the Latin city of Gabii. Since the city was almost completely abandoned by the 1st century BCE, it offers unparalleled access to those Mid-Republican, Archaic and Iron Age levels that have proven so elusive elsewhere. Seven campaigns of excavation have so far already produced key advances in our knowledge. This complex stratigraphic context is being recorded with innovative 3D digital techniques, directly geared to a new kind of peer-reviewed online publication of the excavation results. Continuing and extending this excavation would allow the discovery of another major Mid-Republican public area of the city and the complete investigation of an Iron Age elite compound, throwing more crucial light on the formation process of Roman cities.

[Grant products]

Project fields:
Archaeology

Program:
Collaborative Research

Division:
Research Programs

Total amounts:
$246,780 (approved)
$219,646 (awarded)

Grant period:
1/1/2017 – 12/31/2019


RZ-51319-11

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1382)
Nicola Terrenato (Project Director: November 2010 to present)

The Gabii Project, Italy

Archaeological excavation and analysis at Gabii, east of Rome, Italy. (36 months)

The Gabii Project is the first stage of a decade-long excavation of a major Latin city near Rome. The work is conducted by the Kelsey Museum of Archaeology at the University of Michigan, under the auspices of the Italian Archaeological Service and in collaboration with the American Academy in Rome. The purpose is to investigate the early phases of Italian urbanism, currently only known through field survey and limited soundings. The Project addresses scholarly issues and holds considerable teaching, museum and outreach significance. Over fifty students each year will participate. As the only continuing large-scale North American urban excavation in Italy, Gabii could provide a dependable source of practical experience in Roman Archaeology--all periods and at all levels--and dissertation topics for American students and young scholars. Furthermore, long-term loans of archaeological finds could provide a laboratory of artifact and museographic research at the University of Michigan.

[Grant products]

Project fields:
Classics

Program:
Collaborative Research

Division:
Research Programs

Total amounts:
$250,000 (approved)
$249,900 (awarded)

Grant period:
1/1/2012 – 12/31/2014