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Europe - Spain - Menorca - Dig in Sanisera & GIS applied in Archaeology - 2017

Europe - Spain - Menorca - Dig in Sanisera & GIS applied in Archaeology - 2017

Archaeology Field School Location and Dates

Application Deadline
2017-10-31
Start Date 2017-05-01
End Date 2017-10-31

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


Dig in the Roman City of Sanisera & GIS applied in Archaeology (Menorca – Balearic Islands – Spain)

1.General Information

The Sanisera Archaeology Institute for International Field Schools 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 two main parts: archaeological fieldwork and Mapping tools focused on GIS.

Part 1. Archaeological fieldwork in the roman city of Sanisera

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. In the laboratory students will learn to classify all the artifacts found on the site, including Roman pottery, numismatics and faunal remains. Time dedicated to this part of the program: 50%.

Part 2.

Creating an archaeological GIS platform In the second part students will practice their computer drawing skills, so that they can create an archaeological GIS platform from the applied recording system of Sanisera. In this way, students will also learn how to use the ARCGIS software. Time dedicated to this part of the program: 50%. 2. What you will learn

2.1. In the Fieldwork:

• How to dig and which archaeological techniques are used.

• Use and handling of the tools that are used during the excavation process.

• Basic principles of stratigraphy.

• Recording the data obtained during the excavation using the Harris Method.

• Practice on the recognition of archaeological materials and Roman finds from the II century B.C. - VI A.D. • Basic procedures for sample collection.

2.2. In the Laboratory

• Study and typological classification of archaeological objects of Roman archaeology: ceramics, numismatics, faunal remains, metals and glass.

• Relative dating based on the classification of archaeological objects discovered in stratigraphic sequence.

• Learning, handling and practices with ArcGIS software.

• Design, preparation and management of archaeological information in a GIS platform using ArcGIS.

2.3. Theory

• History, archaeology, economy and culture of the Roman civilization.

• Introduction to the History of the Sanisera Site.

• Minorcan archaeology before the Roman conquest of the Balearic Islands.

3. Directed at

If you are interested in archaeology, how to excavate, classification of archaeological material from the Roman world as well as how to process this information using GIS software, then this is the course you are looking for. This course accommodates participants with or without previous experience.

This is a general course that focuses on an archaeological excavation and the software used to record information from the archaeological excavation. After a week of digging participants will then use ARCGIS software to enter in the data recovered during fieldwork hours. This course takes place on a Mediterranean island, among a pristine and unique landscape, surrounded by the sea. Previous knowledge or experience in archaeology is not required.

4. 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.

5. 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.

6. Course fee includes

• Course tuition.

• Mapping Software: ARCGIS.

• 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.

• 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). 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: info@archaeology.institute Web page: www.archaeology.institute

Archaeology Field School Additional Information

Archaeology Field School Type
The research is focused on the archaeological excavation of Sanisera and it studies what happened in this Roman port connected to the maritime traffic that sailed the Mediterranean during those times. As a result, we know that this is a very interesting archaeological site, with abundant findings of multiple artifacts that will help us to reconstruct its past. 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).
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 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.

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).


Nil Carcacer Fabregas (Calella, Spain 1990)Nil Carcacer

Working with the Sanisera Archaeology Institute since 2015, he graduated in History in 2014 from Barcelona University (Spain), specialized in Roman History. He has participated in several excavations related to Ancient Rome and Middle East. He's familiar with the archaeological material from Roman period and it's archaeological methodology. He's responsible for the registration and excavation of the roman city of Sanisera and is responsible for teaching the archaeological methodology of our students.

Specialized skills you will have the opportunity to learn
2. What you will learn

2.1. In the Fieldwork:

•How to dig and which archaeological techniques are used.

•Use and handling of the tools that are used during the excavation process.

•Basic principles of stratigraphy.

•Recording the data obtained during the excavation using the Harris Method.

•Practice on the recognition of archaeological materials and Roman finds from the II century B.C. - VI A.D.

•Basic procedures for sample collection.

2.2. In the Laboratory

•Study and typological classification of archaeological objects of Roman archaeology: ceramics, numismatics, faunal remains, metals and glass.

•Relative dating based on the classification of archaeological objects discovered in stratigraphic sequence.

•Learning, handling and practices with ArcGIS software.

•Design, preparation and management of archaeological information in a GIS platform using ArcGIS.

2.3. Theory

•History, archaeology, economy and culture of the Roman civilization.

•Introduction to the History of the Sanisera Site.

•Minorcan archaeology before the Roman conquest of the Balearic Islands.

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/007-dig-in-the-roman-city-of-sanisera-and-gis.asp

Archaeology Field School Contact Information and Website

Field School Website: http://archaeology.institute

Field School Contact Information



Aida Roman
Course Coordinator
+1 347 8710963


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