Location: Es Mercadal, Spain
Season Dates: April 20, 2013 - November 22, 2013
Session Dates: 1) April 20 - May 9; 2) May 12-31; 3) June 3-22; 4) June 25 - July 14; 5) July 17 - August 5; 6) August 8-27; 7) August 30 - September 18; 8) September 20 - October 9; 9) October 12-31; and 10) November 3 - November 22
Application Deadline: October 30, 2013
Affiliation: Ecomuseum of the Cape of Cavalleria and the Sa Nitja Association
Project Director: Fernando Contreras
For 2013, the Cavalleria Ecomuseum Field Program offers this course, which is divided in two parts: archaeological fieldwork and Mapping tools focused on GIS.
In the first part we will be excavating the Ancient Roman City of Sanisera, which overlooks the natural port of Sanitja. The archaeological dig in the Ancient Roman City focuses on Classical Archaeology and specifically on Roman archaeology. During this part of the excavation, participants will receive an intensive introduction to basic aspects of field excavation techniques following the Harris Matrix. In the lab, participants will process, classify and study excavated materials, focusing on Roman pottery. Time dedicated to this part of the program: 50%.
In the second part students will practice their computer drawing skills, so that they can create an archaeological GIS platform from the applied recording system of Sanisera. In this way, students will also learn how to use the ARGIS software. Time dedicated to this part of the program: 50%.
The excavation is directed by Fernando Contreras, director of the Cavalleria Ecomuseum Field Program, in collaboration with other specialists in archaeological GIS, topography and 3D modeling based on photography.
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.
Period(s) of Occupation: Classical
Project Size: 1-24 participants
Minimum Length of Stay for Volunteers: 20 days
Minimum Age: 18 (contact with questions about age)
Experience Required: no
Room and Board Arrangements
Participants will stay in the Ecomuseum's student residency in Ciutadella within walking distance of the historic center, port, and beaches. The residency has heating and air-conditioning, laundry service, free wifi and an outdoor terrace with views of the ocean and historic center. Ciutadella is an enchanting Mediterranean town, lively with cafés and outdoor terraces hidden among narrow cobble stone streets. Transportation to and from the site and planned excursions are included. Cost includes full room and board, transportation, accidental medical insurance, planned excursions, application fee and administrative cost. Airfare not included.
Cost: between $1,100 to $2,000
Number of credits offered: none
Es Mercadal, Menorca 07740