Location: Barcelona, Barcelona, 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
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 of 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 travel to Barcelona, where they will stay for the following 6 days. During this time, they will visit Barcelona, its museums on Archaeology and Medieval Art, as well as the amazing collection from Ancient Egypt in “Fundación Clos”. Participants will also visit the remains of the city of Tarraco, which include the aqueduct, the outer city walls, the amphitheater and the necropolis. Lastly, they will also have a tour around Emporion and, on the way to this site, there will be a stop at Dali museum in Figueres.
Moreover, we will suggest students to visit other places during their free time: the monastery in Sant Cugat, the modernist art in the “Sagrada Familia” chuch, “La Pedrera” house and other museums on contemporary art such as the Picasso museum.
Once students finish the archaeological tour, 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.
Period(s) of Occupation: Roman Period
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
Paticipants will stay in the Student residence in Menorca and hostals in Barcelona. Housing is included in the course cost. Food is only included while in Menorca.
Cost: From $1,900 to $2,600
Number of credits offered: none
Es Mercadal, Menorca 07749