The Sanisera Field School Partnership Opportunities 2014 (Menorca, Balearic Island, Spain)
Partnership Opportunity

Website: http://www.ecomuseodecavalleria.com/the-sanisera-field-school.asp

Archaeology, Bioanthropology and Underwater Archaeology are three active projects in the Roman port of Sanisera (Spain)
Excavation of necropolis 6, in the Roman City of Sanisera (Menorca, Spain)Tomb from the necropolis 4 detail, dig process in 2013 (Menorca, Spain)
Location: Ciutadella de Menorca, Spain
Aims/Goals

The Sanisera Field School started in 1996 as a school for university students who wanted to be trained in archaeological fieldwork through the excavation of the Roman port city of Sanisera (Menorca, Balearic Islands, Spain). In 2004, due to the continuing success of its archaeological courses, the Field School became an international reference center and started giving its courses in English for students coming from, in most of the cases, Anglo-Saxon Universities, with programs in Archaeology and Anthropology, such as those from USA, Canada, Australia and United Kingdom. We are an Archaeological Field School which, year after year, expands its courses by offering students the opportunity to work and discover renown sites which present Classical Archaeology from different countries, where they can carry out their practices focused on specialized fields of knowledge that are related to their University degrees. Our work is focused on the archaeological study of ancient cities, anthropology, excavating shipwrecks and submerged cities of the ancient ports in underwater school in archaeology and learning GIS Software for archaeologists.

From 2014 we want to promote international collaboration and help archaeologists and related organizations (universities, research centers, foundations, sponsors) to connect with our excavation sites and research projects through the archeology program that focuses on the Roman port of Sanisera (Menorca, Balearic Islands, Spain) and its excavation in the city, necropolis and underwater archeology.

We have compiled a list of specific projects that potential partners and sponsorships can consult before contacting The Sanisera Field School.

PARTNERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES 1:

- Title: Excavation of an urban area of ​​the Roman city of Sanisera

- Description: It involves the excavation of an entire building next to an early Christian basilica, on the banks of the Roman port, built during the later Empire and occupied until the decline of the city around the eighth century A.D.

- Potential partners: Preferably archaeologists or university professors with endorsement of their department.

- Potential partners requirements: will prioritize the intention and purpose to undertake a new project rather than the accomplishments and experience in developing excavations outside U.S. Ideal for young teachers who want to start new projects focused on late classical antiquity (IV - VII centuries A.D.).

- Methodological Planning:

  1. In Menorca, during the campaign of excavation at the site, they will be spent 7 hours per day for fieldwork, following the Harris Matrix methodology and laboratory techniques for the treatment of discovered archaeological material (first classification of the material).
  2. In the place of origin of potential partners -preferably universities-, during the teaching period and as part of the credits and university subjects: study of stratigraphy, preparation of a GIS system and treatment of the inventory of archaeological objects.
  3. Publication of the obtained results in international publications and congresses.

- Project schedule:

  • Stage 1, open to contacts and communication with interested partners (January – September, 2014).
  • Stage 2, procedures and agreements (October – December, 2014).
  • Stage 3, development and implementation of the excavation (from March 2015 forward).

- Project costs: defrayed by partners after the agreements between partnership and The Sanisera Field School.

PARTNERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES 2:

- Title: Excavation of necropolis 5, in the Roman City of Sanisera.

- Description: It involves the excavation of a set of about 20 tombs and may include approximately 80 individuals buried in Sanisera, around the V-VI centuries A.D.

- Potential Partners: Preferably anthropologists, archaeologists or university professors with endorsement of their department.

- Potential partners requirements: will prioritize the intention and purpose to undertake a new project rather than the accomplishments and experience in developing excavations outside U.S. Ideal for young teachers who want to start new projects focused on late classical antiquity (V - VI centuries A.D.).

- Methodological Planning

  1. In Menorca, during the campaign of excavation at the site, they will be spent 7 hours per day for fieldwork, following the Harris Matrix methodology and laboratory techniques for the bioarchaeological treatment of discovered skeletons (first classification of the material).
  2. In the place of origin of potential partners -preferably universities-, during the teaching period and as part of the credits and university subjects: anthropological study from the excavation results and preparation of a GIS model to be studied.
  3. Publication of the obtained results in international publications and congresses.

- Project schedule:

  • Stage 1, open to contacts and communication with interested partners (January – September, 2014).
  • Stage 2, procedures and agreements (October – December, 2014).
  • Stage 3, development and implementation of the excavation (from March 2015 forward).

- Project costs: defrayed by partners after the agreements between partnership and The Sanisera Field School.

PARTNERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES 3:

- Title: Excavation of a Roman shipwreck.

- Description: It involves the excavation of a Roman shipwreck dated between III – IV centuries, and located at the estuary of the Sanitja port, with a cargo of African amphorae from Tunisia and Hispania (south Spain), located at a depth of 8 meters.

- Potential Partners: Preferably underwater archaeologists or university professors with endorsement of their department.

- Potential partners requirements: will prioritize the intention and purpose to undertake a new project rather than the accomplishments and experience in developing excavations outside U.S. Ideal for young teachers who want to start new projects focused on underwater archaeology.

- Methodological Planning

  1. In Menorca, during the campaign of excavation at the site, they will be spent 7 hours per day for fieldwork at the shipwreck and laboratory techniques for the treatment of discovered information.
  2. In the place of origin of potential partners -preferably universities-, during the teaching period and as part of the credits and university subjects: study of the cargo of the ship and its naval architecture through the preparation of a GIS digital model and 3D of its archaeological objects.
  3. Publication of the obtained results in international publications and congresses.

- Project schedule:

  • Stage 1, open to contacts and communication with interested partners (January – September, 2014).
  • Stage 2, procedures and agreements (October – December, 2014).
  • Stage 3, development and implementation of the excavation (from March 2015 forward).

- Project costs: defrayed by partners after the agreements between partnership and The Sanisera Field School.

 

Chronology of finds
Cost: To be determined according to the objectives
CV of proposer
Contact Information
Fernando Contreras Rodrigo, Director of the Institution
The Sanisera Field School, apartado 68
Es Mercadal, Menorca 07740
Spain
Phone: 0034666686550
sanisera@arrakis.es

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