Carthage students excavating at Mandeure in eastern France
Nine students from Carthage, along with Professor Dan Schowalter and Diane Schowalter, are in the midst of three weeks of hard work and cross-cultural experience at the Mandeure Excavations in eastern France. Run in conjunction with the University of Strasbourg, the international team continues to investigate the largest Roman theater in ancient Gaul.
The students work together with French students in several teams digging the stage building and several other areas around the site. Finds so far include coins, nails, and other metal objects, along with lots of pottery sherds and animal bones.
The students have also had excursions to museums in nearby Montbéliard and Besançon, as well as an afternoon swim in the Doubs River.
The students return to the United States on Monday, Aug. 26.
Read more about their experiences in the students’ blogs