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Archaeology & Anthropology Field Schools

Europe - Spain - Menorca - Total Station & GIS applied in Archaeology - 2016

Europe - Spain - Menorca - Total Station & GIS applied in Archaeology - 2016

Archaeology Field School Location and Dates

Application Deadline
2016-05-21
Start Date 2016-05-21
End Date 2016-10-05

Multiple Sessions YES
Multiple Session information

Sessions Dates Cost

Session #1 2016 | May 21 – June 07 $ 1350
Session #2 2016 | June 10 – June 27 $ 1350
Session #3 2016 | June 30 – July 17 $ 1350
Session #4 2016 | July 20 – August 06 $ 1350
Session #5 2016 | August 09 – August 26 $1350
Session #6 2016 | August 29 – September 15 $1350
Session #7 2016 | September 18 –October 05 $1350


Archaeology Field School Location

Ciutadella de Menorca, Balearic Islands (Spain)


Academic Credit

Subject to change according to the student University


Archaeology Field School Tuition

Cost-Free


Archaeology Field School Room and Board

Includes accommodation in the Student Residence. Two to six per room.



Archaeology Field School Description


Total Station & GIS applied in Archaeology

1.General Information


The Sanisera Field School offers an annual archaeology dig on the island of Menorca, off the coast of Spain. This course is for students who come from all over the world to study abroad and who are interested in archaeology, anthropology and mapping tools applied to Archaeology, as well as for participants who want to learn about topography, photogrammetry and archaeological recording system with a GIS (Geographic Information System).
This program is divided in four main parts.
Part 1. Preparing a Topographic Data Base of the site
In the first part of the course, participants will prepare a Topographic Data Base of the site using an Electronic Total Station, in order to create a DEM (Digital Elevation Model) and archaeological maps in a CAD drawing file. In this way, students will also learn how to use an Electronic Total Station, as well as software like Golden and AutoCAD.
Time dedicated to this part of the program: 35%.

Part 2. 3D Modeling with Photomodeler, Photoshop & CorelDraw

The second part deals with the usage of photogrammetry to create a 3D Modeling, which will be based on photos from some structures of the excavated Roman city and cemetery of Sanisera. Participants will learn how to use software such as Photomodeler, Photoshop and CorelDraw.
Time dedicated to this part of the program: 10%.
Part 3. 3D Modeling using Google Sketchup 8
The third part will combine published images of Roman architecture, photos from the Sanisera city and cemetery that have been excavated, satellite images from Google Maps and Google Earth, and CAD graphics, all in order to create a 3D Model of the site, using Google Sketchup 8.
Time dedicated to this part of the program: 5%.

Part 4. Creating an archaeological GIS platform

Finally, in the last part of the program, students will practice their computer drawing skills, so they can create an archaeological GIS platform from the applied recording system of Sanisera. And in this way, students will also learn how to use the ARCGIS software.
Time dedicated to this part of the program: 50%.

2. Directed at:

This course is designed for students that have participated in an archaeological excavation and would like to learn about archaeological tools used to document research information collected with rigor and quality.
Many students studying archaeology, anthropology and classics have participated as part of a research team. However, not many have experience in using a total station for creating plans or GIS for processing the large volume of information generated during an excavation.
If you would like to enhance your studies and experiences in archaeology as well as be more competitive and efficient within your field, then with this course you will learn skills that will set you apart. Currently, using GIS to process collected data shows importance towards any type of research project, be it an archaeological survey or excavation.
This program is advanced and specialized, focusing on extracting the maximum performance from software and technology available to archaeologist.

We recommend that if you have no excavation experience, that you first participate in one of the following Sanisera Field School courses: 006, 008, or 010. This will allow you to better assimilate the essential information that you will be recording and processing with the software.
This course takes place on a Mediterranean island, among a pristine and unique landscape, surrounded by the sea.

3. Field School life & language

The fieldwork runs 7 hours per day. The day will be divided between learning mapping techniques, lab work, exercises, lectures, videos and excursions. For every seven course days there are two days off. The course is taught in English and Spanish.

4. Certificates

At the end of the Program students will receive a certificate of participation stating the hours and activities of the course.
Participants that perform exceedingly well in the course may receive a letter of recommendation from our organization up on request.

5. Sessions & Cost

Sessions Dates Cost

Session #1 2016 | May 21 – June 07 $ 1350
Session #2 2016 | June 10 – June 27 $ 1350
Session #3 2016 | June 30 – July 17 $ 1350
Session #4 2016 | July 20 – August 06 $ 1350
Session #5 2016 | August 09 – August 26 $ 1350
Session #6 2016 | August 29 – September 15$ 1350
Session #7 2016 | September 18 – October 05 $1350


6. Course fee includes

•Course tuition.
•Electronic Total Station.
•Mapping Software: ARCGIS, AutoCAD, Golden, PhotoModeler, Photoshop and CorelDraw.
•Accommodation in the Student Residency in Ciutadella. Two to six per room.
•Walking distance to the historic center, port and beaches
•Breakfast, lunch and dinner.
•Morning snack at the Sanisera site.
•Accident insurance at the site.
•Daily transportation to/from the archaeological fieldwork.
•Excursions.
•Certificate of participation.

Airfare not included from the student home to/from Menorca (Spain).

7. Spaces avalaible

The course is limited to 5 participants per session. Reservations are only effective when payment of the registration fee is received. If for any reason the course is cancelled, payment is returned according to the field school refund policy.
Information and reservations

For more information, contact:

Email: archaeology@ecomuseodecavalleria.com
Web page: www.ecomuseodecavalleria.com

Archaeology Field School Additional Information

Archaeology Field School Type

The excavation at the Roman city of Sanisera provides all the archaeological documentation necessary for the student to acquire enough training and experience in all aspects involving an excavation of the Roman civilization from the II century B.C. to the VI A.D.


Time Period

Roman civilization from the II century B.C. to the VI A.D.


Field School Setting/Conditions

The students residence it´s located in the center of Ciutadella (Menorca). The students will be driven from the residence to the site every morning by Bus.


How is the project area accessed each day

The students will be driven from the residence to the site every morning by Bus.


What is the daily schedule for the field school

The course runs 7 hours per day, with time dedicated to both video footage while the archaeologists are excavating, and the processing of the digital documentation in order to create the archaeological documentary film.
Participants will also be given lectures on methodology regarding film productions, movie trailers and some examples of the best films about Archaeology. Participants will also visit archaeological sites on the island through organized excursions. Courses are given in both English and Spanish. For every seven course days there are two days off.


Number of years this Archaeology Field School has been in operation
20 years
Is there a professional certification for this field school

YES


Directors and Instructors

Fernando Contreras Rodrigo (Lleida. Spain - 1967)

Director of the excavations at Sanitja and of the Ecomuseum de Cap de Cavalleria since 1997. President of the association "Sa Nitja. Gestión del Patrimonio Mediterráneo" founded in 1993. He obtained the Prize Fundació "la Caixa" in 1992: "Revalorització Ciutats Romanes de Catalunya i Illes Balears". FPI U.A.B. Internship 1991-95. His research fields are: Romanization in Minorca; Archaeological software; Cultural management; Museum development for the heritage of Sanitja and the Cap de Cavalleria. Director of the excavations in Mago (Pla Mirall, 2000-2002), Iamo (Correos, 1999), and Sanisera (Prospection 1993-1995, Excavation 1996-1998). His projects involving Minorca's cultural heritage include: Defense Tower in Fornells (CIM – 1996), Ecomuseum de Cap de Cavalleria (Leader II – 1997), Cavalleria Lighthouse (Futures – 1998).


Specialized skills you will have the opportunity to learn

Part 1. Preparing a Topographic Data Base of the site

In the first part of the course, participants will prepare a Topographic Data Base of the site using an Electronic Total Station, in order to create a DEM (Digital Elevation Model) and archaeological maps in a CAD drawing file. In this way, students will also learn how to use an Electronic Total Station, as well as software like Golden and AutoCAD.
Time dedicated to this part of the program: 35%.

Part 2. 3D Modeling with Photomodeler, Photoshop & CorelDraw

The second part deals with the usage of photogrammetry to create a 3D Modeling, which will be based on photos from some structures of the excavated Roman city and cemetery of Sanisera. Participants will learn how to use software such as Photomodeler, Photoshop and CorelDraw.
Time dedicated to this part of the program: 10%.

Part 3. 3D Modeling using Google Sketchup 8

The third part will combine published images of Roman architecture, photos from the Sanisera city and cemetery that have been excavated, satellite images from Google Maps and Google Earth, and CAD graphics, all in order to create a 3D Model of the site, using Google Sketchup 8.
Time dedicated to this part of the program: 5%.

Part 4. Creating an archaeological GIS platform

Finally, in the last part of the program, students will practice their computer drawing skills, so they can create an archaeological GIS platform from the applied recording system of Sanisera. And in this way, students will also learn how to use the ARCGIS software.

Time dedicated to this part of the program: 50%.


On rain days will there be lab work?

YES


Will there be additional organized activities?

The fieldwork runs 7 hours per day. The day will be divided between learning mapping techniques, lab work, exercises, lectures, videos and excursions. For every seven course days there are two days off. The course is taught in English and Spanish.


Will there be additional organized activities?

YES


Is travel restriced during free time?

For every seven course days there are two days off.



Other resources students will find useful

For more information please click the link below:

http://archaeology.institute/011-total-station-and-gis-applied-in-archaeology.asp

Archaeology Field School Contact Information and Website

Field School Website: http://archaeology.institute

Field School Contact Information



Felipe Esteban
Course Coordinator
+1 347 8710963



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