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 041: Discover the Underwater Archaeology of the Port of Sanitja & Archaeological Techniques of drawing, photography and digital illustration

What you will learn ?

Underwater ArchaeologyIn the Fieldwork

  • How to dig and which archaeological techniques are used.

  • Use and handling of the tools that are used during the survey process.

  • Recording data obtained during the survey.

  • Objects photo-taking using photogrammetry standards.

  • Practice on the recognition of archaeological materials and Roman finds from the II century B.C. - VI A.D.

  • Basic procedures for sample collection.

In the laboratory

  • Recording data obtained during the survey -diary and systematic methodology sheets-.

  • Study and typological classification of archaeological Roman objects discovered during the underwater survey.

  • Relative dating based on the classification of the archaeological objects discovered during the survey.

  • Handling of the pictures from the objects in order to prepare them for 3D processing with Agisoft PhotoScan.

  • Learn how to draw ceramic according with the standards (piece orientation, diameter edge estimation, representation of the decoration and several views generation).

  • Objects drawing exercises (glass, lithics, coins, bone needles).

  • Correct handle of the graphic representation and learning of different scales 1:1, 2:1…

  • General standards of composition and illumination in photography.

  • Photography techniques used on little objects like coins, jewels and ceramics  with decoration and epigraphy.

  • Drawing and photographing with Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop

  • Drawing and vector handling of the archaeological material with Adobe Illustrator.

Roman PotteryTheory

  • Underwater Archaeological background of Sanisera.

  • Ancient trade in Sanisera and the Western Mediterranean Sea.

  • Ancient navigation.

  • Modern sail merchant ships (centuries 16th - 20th).

  • History, archaeology, economy and culture of the Roman civilization.

  • Introduction to the History of the Sanisera Site.

  • Minorcan archaeology before the Roman conquest of the Balearic Islands.

 

 


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