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Archaeology & Anthropology Field Schools

Europe - Greece - Exploring the Acropolis of Athens & Dig in the Roman city of Sanisera - 2014

Europe - Greece - Exploring the Acropolis of Athens & Dig in the Roman city of Sanisera - 2014

Archaeology Field School Location and Dates


Start Date 2014-08-08
End Date 2014-09-18

Multiple Sessions Yes
Multiple Session information For 2014: 2 sessions, 20 days each
August 8 – August 27
August 30 – September 18

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
$ 2800
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
For 2014: 2 sessions, 20 days each
August 8 – August 27, $ 2800
August 30 – September 18, $ 2800

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

Archaeology Field School Description


This program, which has been scheduled by the Sanisera Field School, is divided in two main parts.

In the first part of the course students will gain experience in archaeological fieldwork by excavating in the Ancient Roman city of Sanisera. This site is located in the Mediterranean island of Menorca.

During the second part, students will discover the most significant remains from Ancient Greece through an archaeological tour around ancient Athens, which will be leaded by an expert on Greek art.

PART 1. THE ARCHAEOLOGICAL FIELDWORK IN SANISERA (MENORCA, SPAIN)
Fieldwork will focus on the excavation of a urban area where a monastery has been found. The monastery, which dates from the 5th and 6th centuries AD, includes an Early Christian basilica. The Harris system will be followed in order to systematically dig all the sequence the site has. 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: 70%.

PART 2. EXPLORING THE ACROPOLIS OF ATHENS (GREECE)
For the second part of the course, the Field Program has scheduled an archaeological tour around the city of Athens, where students will visit the most important classical remains. This tour will have a duration of five days and explanations will be in English. Athens is the cradle of our civilization. In Classical times Athens became Greece’s artistic center under Pericles' reign. His architects designed spectacular buildings in the Acropolis and his sculptors, painters and potters had no equal. One of the basic elements to be found in Greek cities was the Acropolis. The Acropolis of Athens was similar to a fortified sanctuary on top of a hill. On its highest point, the Northwestern side of the Parthenon was located at 90 m above the city’s plateau. The monumental gate of the Acropolis was the Propylaea, which was built at the Western end of the complex. To the right of the other end of The Acropolis there is the Parthenon, which was dedicated to Athena. Other significant building was the Erechtheion, which was dedicated to all the gods, goddesses and heroes that were worshiped in The Acropolis. On its southern side there is a portico sustained by the caryatids – women-shaped columns. In the center of modern-day Athens there are many other archaeological remains which will be visited by students – Dyonysos theater, the Pillars of Olympian Zeus, the Athenian Agora, the Keramiekos Cemetery- and, of course, a must-to-do visit to The Acropolis Museum. This tour will have a duration of five days and explanations will be in English. Time dedicated to this part of the program: 30%. DIRECTED AT If you have never excavated as a volunteer in a field school and are interested in excavating in a Roman city as well as visiting the most unique classic archaeological monuments of Greece and its capital Athens, then this course is a good choice. This program accommodates participants with or without previous experience. This program is designed for students interested in focusing their studies in the classical world of archaeology, delving into its history and archeology. You will learn to excavate and classify archaeological material found. You will identify different types of Roman pottery, amphorae, coins and other Roman archaeological material. This information will felicitate your understanding of Athens, the culture, art and architecture and its role in the Roman Empire. Participants of this course will have the opportunity to excavated a unique Roman city in Menorca and explore with us the most important Greek archaeology of the classical world. Previous knowledge or experience in archaeology or computer systems is not required.

FIELD SCHOOL LIFE & LANGUAGE
This field school program, with a length of 20 days, will start in Spain. Students will meet in Menorca during the first day. Next and during the following days they will focus on the excavation in the ancient city of Sanisera, where they will work for 8 days. Students will receive an intensive introduction on basic aspects of field excavation techniques following the Harris Matrix. The fieldwork runs 7 hours per day, with time dedicated to excavation as well as laboratory work focused on Roman pottery. Courses are given in both English and Spanish. On the 11th day of the course participants will fly to Athens, where they will stay for 6 days. During this time, students will carry out an archaeological tour around Athens in order to discover the Acropolis and its surroundings, Dionysos Theatre, The Pillars of Olympian Zeus, Herodus Attius Theater, The Hill of Arelos Pagos, the Athenian and Roman Agora, the Kerameikos Cemetery and the Acropolis Museum. Once students finish the archaeological tour in Athens, they will have two days off in order to enjoy their free time. On the 19th day of the course students will fly back to Menorca, from where they will go back home.

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
Dig & Archaeological Tour
Time Period
Greek & Roman Period
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.
What is the daily schedule for the field school
This field school program, with a length of 20 days, will start in Spain. Students will meet in Menorca during the first day. Next and during the following days they will focus on the excavation in the ancient city of Sanisera, where they will work for 8 days. Students will receive an intensive introduction on basic aspects of field excavation techniques following the Harris Matrix. The fieldwork runs 7 hours per day, with time dedicated to excavation as well as laboratory work focused on Roman pottery. Courses are given in both English and Spanish. On the 11th day of the course participants will fly to Athens, where they will stay for 6 days. During this time, students will carry out an archaeological tour around Athens in order to discover the Acropolis and its surroundings, Dionysos Theatre, The Pillars of Olympian Zeus, Herodus Attius Theater, The Hill of Arelos Pagos, the Athenian and Roman Agora, the Kerameikos Cemetery and the Acropolis Museum. Once students finish the archaeological tour in Athens, they will have two days off in order to enjoy their free time. On the 19th day of the course students will fly back to Menorca, from where they will go back home.
Number of years this Archaeology Field School has been in operation
9 years

Directors and Instructors
Fernando Contreras (Director)
Cristina Bravo (archaeologist)
Cesar Gonzalez (course coordinator)

Specialized skills you will have the opportunity to learn
If you have never excavated as a volunteer in a field school and are interested in excavating in a Roman city as well as visiting the most unique classic archaeological monuments of Greece and its capital Athens, then this course is a good choice. This program accommodates participants with or without previous experience. This program is designed for students interested in focusing their studies in the classical world of archaeology, delving into its history and archeology. You will learn to excavate and classify archaeological material found. You will identify different types of Roman pottery, amphorae, coins and other Roman archaeological material. This information will felicitate your understanding of Athens, the culture, art and architecture and its role in the Roman Empire. Participants of this course will have the opportunity to excavated a unique Roman city in Menorca and explore with us the most important Greek archaeology of the classical world. 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://www.ecomuseodecavalleria.com/004-dig-in-sanisera-and-exploring-athens.asp

Field School Contact Information



Cesar Gonzalez, Course Coordinator
The Sanisera Field School
International Archaeological Courses


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