Basentello Valley Archaeological Research Project
The Basentello Valley Archaeological Research Project (BVARP) is a multi-scalar, multi-disciplinary archaeological research project under the direction of Drs. Myles McCallum (Saint Mary’s University), Hans vanderLeest (Mount Allison University), Adam Hyatt (University of Michigan), and Tracy Prowse (McMaster University).
Since 2005, students from North American and European universities have participated in the study of an imperial estate and its surrounding territory in the Basentello Valley of south Italy. This has included the excavation of a Roman villa, part of an imperial estate, the analysis of artifactual and environmental data from this excavation, and the survey of a roughly 200 square kilometer territory to the west of the Basentello River Valley.