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: The Necropolis fieldwork and Mapping tools focused on GIS.
In the first part, we will be excavating The Necropolis, which focuses on funerary structures, specifically inhumations. Participants will learn and apply excavation techniques used in biological anthropology when excavating tombs. Students will also participate in lectures on skeletal anatomy and pathologies, classes, exercises and excursions related to the course material. In the laboratory participants will be instructed by an anthropologist and other archaeologists in the classification, study, and conservation of human remains and other related materials found. 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 the Ancient City 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 archaeology, biological anthropology, GIS, topography and 3D modeling based on photography.
The course runs 7 hours a day. Participants will also be given lectures on methodology, Roman archaeology, Biological anthropology and classification of archaeological materials. Moreover, during the second part of the course, the day will be divided between learning mapping techniques, lab work, exercises, lectures and videos. Participants will visit other archaeological sites on the island through organized excursions. Courses are given in both English and Spanish. For every seven course days there are two days off.
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 $1100 to $2450 per session
Number of credits offered: none
Es Mercadal, Menorca 07740