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Archaeology & Anthropology Field Schools

Europe - Spain - Discover Amphora & Shipwrecks in the Underwater Port of Sanitja 2017

Europe - Spain - Discover Amphora & Shipwrecks in the Underwater Port of Sanitja 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 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 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
Additional Information on Tution/Room and Board/Travel Costs
$2900

Archaeology Field School Description


Over the past eight years, The Underwater School in Archaeology has researched the ancient port of Sanitja via an intensive survey program. We have discovered 18 Roman shipwrecks with cargo, including amphora, and more than 10 anchors from different time periods. The Sanisera Field School offers an underwater archaeology course consisting of two main parts. PART 1. EXPLORE THE ANCIENT ROMAN PORT OF SANITJA (MENORCA, SPAIN) There will be a minimum of 16 immersions focusing on underwater archaeological survey exploring the Ancient Port of Sanitja and the coast of the Cape of Cavalleria. The aim of this project is to identify structures of the Roman city of Sanisera and underwater shipwrecks, as well as the associated cargo including amphora and anchors. The port of Sanitja was not only occupied by Romans. There are also ruins of a Muslim mosque and an English defense tower which lead us to believe that we could find other vessels from these time periods. During the last years of survey, several anchors and three shipwrecks from the XVI-XIX centuries were discovered. Course time dedicated: 90%. PART 2. MEDITERRANEAN SHIPBUILDING (MENORCA, SPAIN) This component of the course focuses on Mediterranean shipbuilding techniques, both on theoretical and practical levels. Students will put into practice their conservation skills with a ship from the 1920s. Students will learn the basics of traditional Mediterranean shipbuilding, as well as which tools, instruments and methods are the most suitable to restore old vessels. Course time dedicated: 10%. Students will also attend lectures on Roman shipwrecks, Roman amphora and Mediterranean shipbuilding techniques. DIRECTED AT This course offered by the Sanisera Field School is designed to teach with precision this field of research. If you are interested in learning underwater survey techniques and methodology and apply them in a Roman port where you will find amphora, anchors and the remains of shipwrecks, then this is a good option for you. During this course, you will learn how to identify archaeological remains on the seabed. In the laboratory, you will learn, how to classify archaeological material found and how to determine dates and methods used to determine the location and elements of the cargos from shipwrecks. After finishing this course, the training and experience gained will help you to decide if underwater archaeology is the area of research that you wish to focus on or if you want to continue on with underwater archaeology as a future profession.The water is very clear in Menorca, with an astonishing visibility often up to 18 to 20 meters. The water is calm and mild in temperature and currant, allowing for excellent diving conditions in a natural and pristine Mediterranean atmosphere. Previous knowledge or experience in archaeology or computer systems is not required. 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
Nautical, Underwater School in Archaeology
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
The course runs six hours per day. The day will be divided between diving in the Roman Port of Sanitja, lab work, exercises, lectures, videos and excursions. The course is taught in English and Spanish. OPTIONS To participate in diving activities, it is necessary to have a diving certificate that will allow you to dive up to 18 meters in depth. For this reason, we have designed two groups to choose from: with or without a diving certificate. Group 1. Without a diving certificate: Those that do not have their diving certificate should choose this group. Group 2. With certificate: Those that have a diving certificate from an internationally recognized organization (i.e. PADI), should choose this group. MEDICAL CHECK On the first day of the course, participants have to show a medical document stating that he/she is fit for diving activities. Participants that do not have this document on the first day will not be allowed to participate until they are able to present this document.
Number of years this Archaeology Field School has been in operation
12 years

Directors and Instructors
Fernando Contreras (Director) Antonio Talavera (archaeologist) Aida Roman (course coordinator)
Specialized skills you will have the opportunity to learn
This course offered by the Sanisera Field School is designed to teach with precision this field of research. If you are interested in learning underwater survey techniques and methodology and apply them in a Roman port where you will find amphora, anchors and the remains of shipwrecks, then this is a good option for you. During this course, you will learn how to identify archaeological remains on the seabed. In the laboratory, you will learn, how to classify archaeological material found and how to determine dates and methods used to determine the location and elements of the cargos from shipwrecks. After finishing this course, the training and experience gained will help you to decide if underwater archaeology is the area of research that you wish to focus on or if you want to continue on with underwater archaeology as a future profession.The water is very clear in Menorca, with an astonishing visibility often up to 18 to 20 meters. The water is calm and mild in temperature and currant, allowing for excellent diving conditions in a natural and pristine Mediterranean atmosphere. 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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