Location: Es Mercadal, Menorca, Balearic Islands, ES
Season: May 1, 2020 to November 14, 2020
Session Dates: Session #01 May 01 – May 16 Session #02 May 19 – June 03 Session #03 June 06 – June 21 Session #04 June 26 – July 11 Session #05 July 14 – July 29 Session #06 August 01 – August 16 Session #07 August 19 – September 03 Session #08 September 06 – September 21 Session #09 September 24 – October 09 Session #10 October 12 – October 27
Deadline Type: Rolling
The Sanisera Archaeology Institute for International Field Schools offers over 20 international courses focusing on archaeology, anthropology, GIS, underwater archaeology, archaeological techniques of drawing, photography and digital illustration, conservation, art, museums and archaeological film. Student's fieldwork centers on the survey and excavation of classical sites. - See more WEB SITE at: www.archaeology.institute
Fernando Contreras and Ismael Macías
In 2008 the Sanisera Archaeology Institute for International Field Schools started its courses at the Roman city of Sanisera. During all these years many students have come from all over the world to study abroad to Menorca (Balearic Islands, Spain) in order to dig up the Roman remains located at this classical site on the Northern coast of the island.
The research is focused on the archaeological excavation of Sanisera and it studies what happened in this Roman port connected to the maritime traffic that sailed the Mediterranean during those times. As a result, we know that this is a very interesting archaeological site, with abundant findings of multiple artifacts that will help us to reconstruct its past.
The excavation at the Roman city of Sanisera provides all the archaeological documentation necessary for the student to acquire enough training and experience in all aspects involving an excavation of the Roman civilization from the II century B.C. to the VI A.D.
What you will learn
In the Fieldwork
In the Laboratory
If you are contemplating for the first time to be a volunteer in an archaeology field school, this course could be right for you. This program accommodates participants with or without previous experience.
You can learn from the beginning excavation techniques and methodology. During the excavation you will find archaeological remains from the classical period including Roman pottery, amphora, glass, etc. that you will learn how to identify in the laboratory.
The comprehensive experience that you will gain in this course will help you to decide if you want to pursue archaeology in university or as a profession.
This is the most economical course that The Sanisera Field School offers. The excavation takes place on the northern coast of the island, surrounded by the sea and pristine Mediterranean landscapes.
Previous knowledge or experience in archaeology or computer systems is not required.
Field School life & language
The fieldwork focuses on Classical Archaeology, and specifically on Roman archaeology. It 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 six course days, there are two days off. The course is taught in English and Spanish.
At the end of the Field Program, students will receive a certificate of participation stating the hours and activities of the course. Participants that perform exceedingly well in the course may receive a letter of recommendation from our organization upon request.
Sessions & Cost
|Session #01||May 01 – May 16||$ 1,150|
|Session #02||May 19 – June 03||$ 1350|
|Session #03||June 06 – June 21||$ 1350|
|Session #04||June 26 – July 11||$ 1350|
|Session #05||July 14 – July 29||$ 1350|
|Session #06||August 01 – August 16||$ 1250|
|Session #07||August 19 – September 03||$ 1250|
|Session #08||September 06 – September 21||$ 1200|
|Session #09||September 24 – October 09||$ 1150|
|Session #10||October 12 – October 27||$ 1150|
The course is limited to 12 participants per session. Reservations are only effective when payment of the registration fee is received. If for any reason the course is cancelled, payment is returned according to the field school refund policy.
Period(s) of Occupation: Roman (Classical Archaeology)
Fieldwork focuses on the excavation of an urban area. Participants will learn and apply the Harris system. In the laboratory students will learn to classify artifacts found, including Roman pottery, numismatics and faunal remains.
Project Size: 1-24 participants
Minimum Length of Stay for Volunteers: 16 days
Minimum Age: 18 (contact with questions about age)
Experience Required: No
Room and Board Arrangements:
Course fee includes Course tuition Accommodation in the Student Residency in Ciutadella. Two to six per room. Walking distance to the historic center, port and beaches 3 Meals a day. Morning snack at the Sanisera site. Accident insurance at the site. Daily transportation to/from the archaeological fieldwork. Certificate of participation Airfare not included from the student home to/from Menorca (Spain). Cost: From $1150 per session
Please, contact Aida Roman, our course coordinator, in order to get more information about this possibility. firstname.lastname@example.org
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