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 047: Advanced Underwater Archaeology in the Mediterranean Island of Menorca (Spain)

What you will learn ?

In the Fieldwork

  • How to dig and which archaeological techniques are used.

  • Students of underwater archeology using survey techniques more than 18 meters deepUse and handling of the tools that are used during the excavation process.

  • Basic principles of stratigraphy.

  • Recording the data obtained.
  • Practice on the recognition of archaeological materials and Roman finds from the II century B.C. - VI A.D.
  • Objects photo-taking using photogrammetry standards.

In the laboratory

  • Recording data obtained during the survey -diary and systematic methodology sheets-.
  • Study and typological classification of archaeological Roman objects discovered .

  • Study and typological classification of archaeological objects of Roman archaeology: ceramics, numismatics, faunal remains, metals and glass.

  • Relative dating based on the classification of archaeological objects discovered in stratigraphic sequence.

  • Drawing traditional boats

 

Theory

  • 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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