Seth Bernard on Populonia excavations, summer 2019

In June and July of 2019, Seth Bernard and a group of four University of Toronto students participated in the second campaign of excavations at Populonia, the Romano-Etruscan site on the coast of Tuscany. The project, in collaboration with the Superintendency of Pisa and Livorno and two colleagues from the University of Siena, explores the urban development of the city’s acropolis in the period following the Roman conquest of Etruria. In particular, this year’s group excavated within a thermal complex, one of the earliest public bath installations in Etruria, dating to the decades just before 100 BCE. Students were Drew Davis, Laura Harris, Prabhjeet Johal (Art History), and Naomi Neufeld. We were happy to have a visit from Prof. Bruun.

The site

Everyone hard at work

Seth Bernard and UofT students

The visitor works for his lunch.