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 020: Dig in the Roman City of Sanisera (Spain) & Making an Archaeological Film (Menorca, Spain)

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If you are interested in learning the basics of excavation and also how to create a video documentary, editing and production, this course could be the most appropriate for you. This program accommodates participants with or without previous experience.

The combination of archeology and assembling a documentary related to the research and fieldwork in which you participate will give you experience in how to communicate and present your work with the highest quality, be it university projects, personal projects or just learning more about communication tools that are increasingly more frequently used.

This program centers on the excavation of the Roman city of Sanisera. During the first half of the course, participants learn to excavate and in the laboratory learn how to analyze and classify archaeological material discovered during the excavation. During the second half, participants will use the experience they gain in the first part of the course to create a script and produce an archaeological video documentary centered on Roman archaeology following the guidance of an expert.

You will have the opportunity to film real live footage of the excavation of the Roman city and the discovered archaeological material studied in the laboratory. This program takes place on a Mediterranean island with unique and pristine scenery, next to the sea and stunning Mediterranean landscapes.

Previous knowledge or experience in archaeology or computer systems is not required.

Field School life & language


The first half of the course will focus on the excavation in 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.

After the fieldwork in Sanisera, students will also dedicate 7 hours per day to both video footage while the archaeologists are excavating, and the processing of the digital documentation in order to create the archaeological documentary film.

Participants will also be given lectures on methodology regarding film productions, movie trailers and some examples of the best films about Archaeology.

Participants will also visit 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.

 


Certificates

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.


 


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