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Archaeology & Anthropology Field Schools

Europe - Spain - Bioanthropology & Dig in the Sanisera city (Menorca Island)

Europe - Spain - Bioanthropology & Dig in the Sanisera city (Menorca Island)

Archaeology Field School Location and Dates


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

Multiple Sessions Yes
Multiple Session information Session #1
2017 | April 12 – April 29

Session #2
2017 | May 01 – May 18 

Session #3
2017 | May 21 – June 07

Session #4
2017 | June 10 – Juny 27

Session #5
2017 | June 30 – July 17

Session #6
2017 | July 20 – August 06

Session #7
2017 | August 09 – August 26

Session #8
2017 | August 29 – September 15

Session #9
2017 | September 18 – October 05 

Session #10
2017 | October 08  – October 25 

Archaeology Field School Location
The Sanisera Field School International Archaeological Courses Apdo. 68 07740 Es Mercadal (Menorca - Balearic Islands - Spain)
Academic Credit
At the end of the Field 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 upon request.
Archaeology Field School Tuition
$2900
Archaeology Field School Room and Board
Accommodation in the Residence Students (Ciutadella, Menorca, Spain). Breakfast, lunch and dinner. Morning snack at the site.
Archaeology Field School Travel
N/A

Archaeology Field School Description


This course is divided in two parts. In this way, students can learn and experiment in both archaeological digs, developed in the land site: Digging in the Roman city and Biological Anthropology in the tombs of Sanisera. PART 1. DIGGING IN SANISERA In the area which is under archaeological excavation, an ecclesiastical complex has been found, which dates from the 4th and 6th centuries AD. It includes an Early Christian basilica. Rome adopted Christianity as its official religion in the 4th century AD. From that time onwards, Christian basilicas started been built all over the Empire. Participants will receive an intensive introduction to basic aspects of field excavation techniques following the Harris Matrix. In the laboratory students will learn to classify all the artifacts found on site, including Roman pottery, numismatics and faunal remains. Time dedicated to this part of the program: 50%. PART 2. BIOARCHAEOLOGY IN THE NECROPOLIS OF SANISERA Death in Rome has been studied in Sanisera since we started digging the first necropolis in 2008. So far we have excavated 72 tombs belonging to a Roman cemetery which could have been related to a basilica in the Roman city if Sanisera, which dates from the 4th and 6th centuries AD. The Osteology corpus in this necropolis includes more than 270 individuals. The fieldwork focuses on funerary structures, specifically inhumation graves. Participants will learn and apply excavation techniques used in biological anthropology when excavating tombs. Students will also participate in lectures on skeletal anatomy and pathologies, classes, exercises and excursions related to the course material. In the laboratory participants will be instructed by an anthropologist and other archaeologists in the classification, study, and conservation of human remains and other related materials found. Time dedicated to this part of the program: 50%. DIRECTED AT If you have not previously participated as a volunteer in a field school and would like to experiment and gain knowledge with different excavation techniques and methodology during 20 days in two distinctly different sites, this course would be a good option for you. It is difficult to find a course that allows you to explore both biological anthropology and archaeology where you can gain experience and knowledge in both excavating tombs with human remains and techniques used in excavating Roman structures. You will experiment in both archaeology and biological anthropology, two areas with many similarities, but also many differences when excavating and treating recovered archaeological material in the laboratory. At the end of this program you will have experience in both areas and will be able to better decide what path is best for you; biological anthropology or archaeology. Both of the excavation sites are located on the northern coast of the island, surrounded by the sea and pristine and dramatic Mediterranean landscapes. Previous knowledge or experience in archaeology or computer systems is not required. FIELD SCHOOL LIFE AND LANGUAGE Participants will also be given lectures on methodology, Roman archaeology, Biological anthropology and classification of archaeological materials. Participants will visit other 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. SPACES AVAILABLE The course is limited to 8 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.

Archaeology Field School Additional Information

Archaeology Field School Type
Archaeological & Bioanthropology Dig Course
Time Period
Classic Period - Roman Empire
Field School Setting/Conditions
SCHEDULE OF PAYMENT To reserve a space, you must pay a $350 application fee (which counts towards the total cost). The remainder of the program cost will be due 60 days before the start of the elected session. Yes participants can make the entire payment at once to avoid extra bank fees (but remember that your space is not reserved until we at least receive a $350 deposit). If the final payment due date has past when you sign up, please just make the entire payment ASAP. CANCELLATION AND REFUND POLICY - All payments are 100% refundable more than 60 days prior to the start of the elected course. - 59 days prior to the start of the elected course, the $350 application fee is non-refundable. - All payments are non-refundable less than 50 days prior to the start of the elected session. However, 15% of the payment (-not including the application fee-) will be refunded due to a documented injury or illness to the participant or family member with justified and certified documentation. No refund is available for participants that choose to leave before the scheduled date. RIGHT OF REFUSAL -If for any reason the elected session is canceled, all payments are 100% refundable, travel expenses not included. - Participants that do not participate on a daily basis in the scheduled activities will not be allowed to stay in the residency and asked to leave the course. There is no refund available for participants that decide to leave the course early unless it is for a document injury or illness of the participant or the participant's family. -The program director reserves the right to expel a participant from the program should that person's behavior compromise the safety, research objectives and general performance of the group, or violate European laws, regulations or customs. In the case of expulsion, the participant loses all rights to the program (including room and board).
How is the project area accessed each day
By Bus School. 35 Minuts.
What is the daily schedule for the field school
Participants will also be given lectures on methodology, Roman archaeology, Biological anthropology and classification of archaeological materials. Participants will visit other 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
12 years

Directors and Instructors
Fernando Contreras (Director) Carmen Olivares (anthropologist) Cristina Bravo (archaeologist) Cesar Gonzalez (course coordinator)
Specialized skills you will have the opportunity to learn
If you have not previously participated as a volunteer in a field school and would like to experiment and gain knowledge with different excavation techniques and methodology during 20 days in two distinctly different sites, this course would be a good option for you. It is difficult to find a course that allows you to explore both biological anthropology and archaeology where you can gain experience and knowledge in both excavating tombs with human remains and techniques used in excavating Roman structures. You will experiment in both archaeology and biological anthropology, two areas with many similarities, but also many differences when excavating and treating recovered archaeological material in the laboratory. At the end of this program you will have experience in both areas and will be able to better decide what path is best for you; biological anthropology or archaeology. Both of the excavation sites are located on the northern coast of the island, surrounded by the sea and pristine and dramatic Mediterranean landscapes. Previous knowledge or experience in archaeology or computer systems is not required.
On rain days will there be lab work?
Yes
Will there be additional organized activities?
Yes

Is travel restriced during free time?
No

Other resources students will find useful
The Sanisera Field School started in 1996 as a school for university students who wanted to be trained in archaeological fieldwork through the excavation of the Roman portuary city of Sanisera (Menorca, Balearic Islands, Spain). In 2004, due to the continuing success of its archaeological courses, the Field School became an international reference center and started giving its courses in English for students coming from, in most of the cases, Anglo-Saxon Universities, with programs in Archaeology and Anthropology, such as those from USA, Canada, Australia and United Kingdom. We are an Archaeological Field School which, year after year, expands its courses by offering students the opportunity to work and discover renown sites which present Classical Archaeology from different countries, where they can carry out their practices focused on specialized fields of knowledge that are related to their University degrees. We are not only in Spain, but we also have courses in Greece, Bosnia, Portugal, France, Croatia, Turkey and Italy. We offer students more than 20 courses that can enrich their CVs, validate university credits and get recommendation letters to enter the job market or get into prestigious scientific research centers. Our work is focused on the archaeological study of ancient cities anthropology, excavate a shipwrecks and submerged cities of the ancient ports in underwater school in archaeology, how to make a movie, learning GIS Software for archaeologists and discovering the most important monuments from Ancient civilizations such as Athens and Rome. Our commitment is to promote Archaeology in its different aspects of research, training, and conservation, with a basic and clear purpose: to involve anyone from around the world who wishes to gain access to this scientific field. Sanisera is an international archaeological organization whose main aim is that of promoting and developing research , so that our current and future generations can be enriched by culture and education in this field. We achieve our goals with the participation and collaboration of a group of volunteers who are coordinated by specialists and professionals with proven expertise in fieldwork, both surveying and excavating, as well as studying the archaeological artifacts found on site in the laboratory. Nowadays our work can be found in several European countries: Spain, Italy, Portugal, France, Turkey, Greece, Bosnia and Croatia. Our field school programs, which are led by leading academics, keeps on growing. We are currently offering more than 20 courses which allow students to choose from a wide range of places, topics and archaeological methods, ranging from theory to practice. Participants will gain hands-on experience in archaeological practice. We work with respect to protect the welfare of people and Archeology, including our personnel, researchers, volunteers and the sites where we develop our projects. Some of the advantages that we could highlight about The Sanisera Field School are: 1 - It improves your CV and helps getting recognition. Participation in a well-known field school is an asset for institutions, universities and companies related to this scientific field. 2- Updating of contents. A field school, taught by professionals, will allow you to be completely up-to-date in your field of specialization, learning the latest methodological approaches. 3- Instructors. Our technical team is formed by professionals who are specialized in different fields, bringing students to their professional background and experience. 4- Different types of studies adapted to the needs of the students. Our field school is completely devoted to the students' learning. We increase their knowledge and skills in both fieldwork and laboratory. We also promote a flexible and immediate communication, we encourage effective discussion and working as part of a team. We also facilitate interaction among all participants, whether students, instructors or visiting professionals.

Archaeology Field School Contact Information and Website

Field School Website: http://archaeology.institute

Field School Contact Information



Aida Roman, Course Coordinator The Sanisera Field School International Archaeological Courses

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