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Archaeology & Anthropology Field Schools

Europe - Spain - Balearic Islands - SA Cudia Cremada Field School - 2016

Archaeology Field School Location and Dates

Application Deadline
Start Date 2016-08-01
End Date 2016-09-16

Multiple Sessions Yes
Multiple Session information

August Session: August 1 – August 19

September Session #4: August 29 – September 16

Archaeology Field School Location

Carretera de Sant Climent 34
Mahón, Menorca (Balearic Islands, Spain)

Archaeology Field School Tuition and Credits

Sponsoring College/Institution

Menorca's Government

Academic Credit


Archaeology Field School Room and Board

Accommodation at the school's residence
Midday snack (meals outside field school time are not included)

Archaeology Field School Travel
not included
Additional Information on Tution/Room and Board/Travel Costs

3-week session: 1200 euro including: fees, course materials, pick-up service upon arrival to Menorca’s airport, accommodation, daily transportation to the site/the accommodation, accident insurance, snack during school time (sandwich, juice, fruits), lectures with specialists on Biological Anthropology, Zooarchaeology, Restauration. etc., workshops on Archaeological documentation and Photogrammetry and weekly excursions (entrance to museums and archaeological sites included on the price).

Archaeology Field School Description


The main aim of fieldwork is that of approaching the Prehistoric culture and archaeology of Menorca to students through different tasks related to an archaeological excavation.

The dig will take place in the cyclopean sanctuary of Sa Cudia Cremada, a type of monumental building that is exclusive to Menorca and cannot be found anywhere else in the world. The excavation of this building will shed light on the religious rituals taking place inside, as well as its construction technique and trade in the Western Mediterranean during the Iron Age, through the materials found.

Fieldwork will be combined with lab work, lectures, workshops as well as excursions to discover the natural environment of an island which was declared Reserve of the Biosphere by the UNESCO in 1991.

2016 courses will take place in several sessions with a length of 3 weeks each. During the course, students will dig in the settlement’s sanctuary during the first half of the day, whereas the second part will be devoted to lectures, laboratory tasks and workshops.

Participants will excavate in the sanctuary using modern field excavation methods and will be trained in:

-the identification of archaeological remains and features.

-stratigraphic methodology.

-photographic documentation.

-drawing plants and sections.

-the use of topographic instruments.


-Processing of materials found on site (washing, labelling, etc…)

-Drawing of archaeological materials.

-Classification and inventory of materials.

-Introduction to conservation and restoration.

-Proper packaging of materials.


- Experimental archaeology
- Photogrammetry

- Menorca's Prehistory
- Roman Menorca
- Basics on Archaeological Conservation
- Photogrammetry
- Drawing of artifacts
- Biological Anthropology
- Zooarchaeology
- Archaeological methodology
- Others.


Every week a set of excursions will be designed in order to show students the most significant prehistoric remains of the islands as well as materials on display in the 2 archaeological museums located in Mahon and Ciutadella.

Archaeology Field School Additional Information

Archaeology Field School Type


Time Period

Bronze Age, Iron Age, Roman

Field School Setting/Conditions

We'll drive to the site every morning, and it just takes 5 to 10 minutes to arrive there from the students' residency.

How is the project area accessed each day

Drive to the site's car park and walk for one minute to get to the excavation area.

What is the daily schedule for the field school

Working hours: Monday to Friday
Field trips: Saturday
Day off: Sunday

Number of years this Archaeology Field School has been in operation
Is there a professional certification for this field school


Directors and Instructors

Montserrat Anglada
Cristina Bravo
Irene Riudavets

Specialized skills you will have the opportunity to learn

- Fieldwork methods
- Archaeological drawing of sites
- Archaeological drawing of Artifacts
- Pottery identification
- Documentation of finds
- Filling out context sheets

On rain days will there be lab work?


Will there be additional organized activities?

Yes. We can take students to visit other sites and join other cultural activities.

Will there be additional organized activities?


Is travel restriced during free time?

Students are free to travel as long as they don't miss any working day at the field school.

Other resources students will find useful

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