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Archaeology & Anthropology Field Schools

Europe - Spain - Menorca - Dig in the Roman City of Sanisera - only $750 per session -2017

Europe - Spain - Menorca - Dig in the Roman City of Sanisera - only $750 per session -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
Ciutadella de Menorca, Balearic Islands(Spain)
Academic Credit
Subject to change according to the student University
Archaeology Field School Tuition
Included
Archaeology Field School Room and Board
Includes accommodation in the Student Residency. Two to six per room.

Additional Information on Tution/Room and Board/Travel Costs
only $750!

Archaeology Field School Description


1. General Information

In 2008 the Sanisera Archaeology Institute for International Field Schools started its courses at the Roman city of Sanisera.

During all these years many students have come from all over the world to study abroad to Menorca (Balearic Islands, Spain) in order to dig up the Roman remains located at this classical site on the Northern coast of the island.

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.

2. Directed at

The training provided in this course and the experience you can acquire can be of importance in your future if you are thinking about archaeology in a professional level. If you are thinking for the first time to be a volunteer in an archaeology field school, this course could be right for you.

This program accommodates participants with or without previous experience. You can learn from the beginning excavation techniques and methodology. During the excavation you will find archaeological remains from the classical period including Roman pottery, amphorae, glass, etc. that you will learn how to identify in the laboratory.

The comprehensive experience that you will gain in this course will help you to decide if you want to pursue archaeology in university or as a profession.

Previous knowledge or experience in archaeology or computer systems is not required.

3. Field School life & language

The fieldwork focuses on Classical archaeology, and specifically on Roman archaeology. On a normal working day at the Field School, students wake up in the morning and have breakfast at the students’ residence before the staff members pick them up with the vans. Then we take a ride to the North of the island to get to the beautiful port of Sanitja, where the Roman city of Sanisera is located.

Once there, students devote 4 hours to fieldwork, where they learn proper excavation techniques to improve their skills, while they dig in different buildings in an area of the city very close to the sea.

During fieldwork students recover the materials located in the rooms and other contexts, including tons of Roman ceramics such as amphorae and fine wares, glass wares, faunal remains and metal pieces such as adornments, tools and coins.

After fieldwork we go to the Field School center, where students have a sandwich break to get some energy back!

Our center holds the laboratories, where students work with the Roman pottery found on site. The main aim is to wash, label, classify and prepare the materials’ inventories. Also students are given lectures on Roman pottery typologies (both for amphorae and fine wares), History of the site, archaeological practice and methodology and Classical History in the Western Mediterranean.

Digging at the Roman city of Sanisera is a first-hand experience to get an insight on the Classical world in a Mediterranean island.

It runs 7 hours a day, and is divided between excavation, lab work, exercises, lectures 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 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.

5. Course fee includes

•Course tuition.

•Accommodation in the Student Residency in Ciutadella. Two to six people 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).

6. Spaces available

The course is limited to 12 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
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). 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 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
Is there a professional certification for this field school
YES
Directors and Instructors
Fernando Contreras Rodrigo (Lleida. Spain - 1967)

Fernando Contreras 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). Alicia Monreal photoAlicia Monreal. (Madrid, Spain 1982) She has a degree in History of Art by Complutense University of Madrid, specializing in ancient art while she was finishing his degree in Conservation. Later, she completed a postgraduate in Archaeology and Prehistory in University of Cantabria. She has worked in several art exhibitions (Sorolla´s exhibition in Mapfre Foundation and The Legacy of the house of Alba in Cibeles Palace), highlighting his work as team coordinator of exhibitions working for House of Alba Foundation.

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
What you will learn:

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. 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 the stratigraphic sequence.

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?
No, for every seven course days there are two days off.

Other resources students will find useful
Please click the link for more information:

http://archaeology.institute/006-dig-in-the-roman-city-of-sanisera.asp

Archaeology Field School Contact Information and Website

Field School Website: http://archaeology.institute/

Field School Contact Information



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