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2018 May - EXARC at Paleofestival, Italy

Friday, 25 May, 2018 to Sunday, 27 May, 2018

Organised by: Edoardo Ratti

Organised by: EXARC

EXARC and its members take part in Paleofestival – not just as visitors, but also giving workshop and presenting papers. Please register before 20 March by emailing! Paleofestival (May 26-27, 2018 in La Spezia, Italy) is a weekend of meeting and working with archaeology & the public. With about 40 different activities, it attracts about 1,500 visitors. The festival shows both prehistory and history and is not limited to Europe.

At the 13th Paleofestival you will see the following:

  1. Archaeological open-air museums carry out educational activities
  2. Archaeotechnicians demonstrate to the public
  3. Individual professional operators carry out educational workshops
  4. Re-enactors bring the past to life.

La Spezia is a naval station with a good climate, close to the famous Cinque Terre villages.

For more information about the Paleofestival, please check this article in the EXARC Journal: “Paleofestival: 10 years of spreading archaeology in evolution”


Friday, May 25th

Arrival day, informal dinner (everybody pays by himself or herself)

Saturday, May 26th

10:00h: Annual General Meeting EXARC

Program by Paleofestival

Sunday, May 27th

Morning: Lectures by EXARC members (in English)

Program by Paleofestival

Travel & Accommodation

Fly to Pisa (preferred) or Genua.
In Pisa, take the bus to the station then the train to La Spezia (1 hour).
In Genua, take the bus to the station then the train to La Spezia (1.5 hours).

Our colleagues in La Spezia will organize accommodation for the EXARC guests but only if you give a workshop or present a paper and register before 20 March. If you book later, please find yourself a B&B in La Spezia. These are not too expensive.

Please register before 20 March by emailing to:  

Please mention in the registration if you are interested in giving a workshop or presenting a lecture.

A registration fee of 10 EUR (please pay cash on arrival to EXARC) is needed. Further, you need to pay by yourself:

  • Travel
  • Accommodation (if you are a passive participant or book too late)
  • Food & drinks
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