Location: Es Mercadal, Menorca, Balearic Islands, 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
In 2013, we will be excavating the Ancient Roman City of Sanisera, which overlooks the natural port of Sanitja. The excavation is directed by Fernando Contreras, director of the Cavalleria Ecomuseum Field Program, and other experienced archaeologists. The Ecomuseum of the Cape of Cavalleria is the Institute of Archaeology which runs this course.
Fieldwork focuses on Classical Archaeology, and specifically on Roman archaeology. The course runs 7 hours a day, and is divided between excavation, lab work, exercises, lectures and excursions. Students receive an intensive introduction on basic aspects of archaeological excavation techniques (following the Harris Matrix), which are applied during the excavation time. In the laboratory students process, classify and study excavated material as well as attend lectures on the study of Roman archaeology. In addition to the daily excavation and laboratory work, students learn about Roman History through organized excursions. For every seven course days, there are two days off. Courses are taught in English and in Spanish.
Period(s) of Occupation: Roman
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 residence in Ciutadella, within walking distance of the historic center, port, and beaches. Ciutadella is an enchanting Mediterranean town, lively with cafés and outdoor terraces hidden among narrow cobble stone streets. Transportation to and from the excavation site and planned excursions are included.
Cost includes full room and board, transportation to and from the site, accidental medical insurance, planned excursions, application fee and administrative cost. Airfare not included.
Cost: Between $900 and $1600 per session
Number of credits offered: none
Es Mercadal, Menorca 07740
Phone: (34) 699 69 55 80