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Italian flagSpanish flag003. Dig in the Roman City of Sanisera (Spain) & Explore Archaeology in Rome and Pompeii (Italy)

Grat bronze statue from PompeiiThis course is based in both Spain and Italy. Participants will spend time excavating the Roman city of Sanisera in Menorca, Spain, where fieldwork focuses on the excavation of an urban area where a monastery has been found. In the laboratory students will learn to classify artifacts found, including Roman pottery, numismatics and faunal remains. Participants then will travel to Italy on an archaeological tour of Roma and Pompeii.



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Spanish flag006. Dig in the Roman City of Sanisera.

Student digging in Sanisera

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.

 

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Spanish flag007. Dig in the Roman City of Sanisera and GIS applied in Archaeology

Coordinates importation from Total Station to AutocadFieldwork focuses on the excavation of an urban area where a monastery has been found. In the laboratory students will learn to classify artifacts, including Roman pottery, numismatics and faunal remains. Participants will also learn and use mapping tools applied to archaeology as well as topography, photogrammetry and archaeological recording systems with GIS (Geographic Information System).

 

 



 


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Spanish flag008. Digging Anthropology in the Sanisera Necropolis

Student working in Sanisera Necropolis

Fieldwork focuses on the excavation of funerary structures, specifically inhumation graves. In the laboratory students will learn to classify artifacts found, mainly human skeletal remains.

 

 

 



 

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Spanish flag009. Fieldwork in the Necropolis of Sanisera and GIS Applied in Archaeology

TombsFieldwork focuses on the excavation of funerary structures, specifically inhumation graves. In the laboratory students will learn to classify artifacts found, mainly human skeletal remain. Participants will also learn mapping tools applied to archaeology as well as topography, photogrammetry and archaeological recording systems with GIS (Geographic Information System).




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Spanish flag010: Digging remains and Biological Anthropology in Sanisera

Cleaning bones in the labThis course focuses on the excavation and study of both the urban structures of the Roman city of Sanisera, where a monastery has been found and the excavation of inhumation tombs from the classical period. In the laboratory students will learn to classify artifacts found, including Roman pottery, numismatics and faunal remains.


 

 

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Spanish flag011. Total Station & GIS applied in archaeology.

MapThis course focuses on archaeology, anthropology and mapping tools applied to archaeology as well as topography, photogrammetry and archaeological recording systems with GIS (Geographic Information System).

 

 




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Spanish flag012. Discover Amphora & Shipwrecks in the Underwater Port of Sanitja & GIS Applied in Archaeology

Total Station

This course focuses on underwater survey, Mediterranean ship building techniques, and ARGIS software. The aim is to identify underwater structures of the Roman city of Sanisera and shipwrecks, as well as anchors and amphorae related to those shipwrecks and its cargoes. Then, participants will create an archaeological GIS platform from the applied recoding system of the ancient port of sanisera.

 

 

 

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Spanish flag013. Discover Amphora & Shipwrecks in the Underwater Port of Sanitja (Menorca, Spain).

Students divingThis course focuses on underwater survey, Mediterranean ship building techniques and conservation. The aim is to identify underwater structures of the Roman city of Sanisera and shipwrecks, as well as anchors and amphorae related to those shipwrecks and its cargoes.

 

 




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Italian flagSpanish flag014. Explore Underwater Pompeii (Baia Underwater Park, Naples Bay – Italy) & Discover Amphora & Shipwrecks in the Underwater Port of Sanitja. (Menorca – Spain)

Students diving in Pompeii

This course focuses on underwater survey in the Ancient Port of Sanisera, Menorca Spain, Mediterranean ship building techniques and studying the submerged archaeological remains of Portus Iulius and the Roman villas of the Baia Underwater Park, Naples Bay, Italy. The aim is to identify underwater structures of the Roman city of Sanisera and shipwrecks, as well as anchors and amphorae related to those shipwrecks and its cargoes. Then students will travel to Naples, Italy to study the ruins of ancient Roman harbour.

 

 

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018 Advanced Osteological Analysis in the Roman Necropolis of Sanisera

Students classifying bonesThis course focuses on the in-depth analysis of human skeletal remains excavated from the Roman necropolis of Sanisera. In this course we will use advanced osteological techniques to gain a better understanding of the lifestyle of population of Sanisera.

 

 




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Spain020 The Roman City of Sanisera (Spain) & Making an Archaeological Film (Menorca, Spain)

Student working in the NecropolisIn the first part of the course, participant's fieldwork will focus on the excavation of an urban area where a monastery was discovered. The monastery is from the 5th and 6th centuries AD, includes an early Christian basilica. Participants will learn and apply the Harris system. In the Laboratory, subtends will learn to classify archaeological material from the site, including Roman pottery, numismatics and faunal remains. During the second part of the course, students will learn about the process of creating documentary video footage, preparing a plot, selection of scenes, sound and different aspects of audiovisuals.

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Spain021 Biological Anthropology in the Sanisera Necropolis & Making an Archaeological Film (Menorca, Spain)

Student learning how the camera worksThis course has two main parts. During the first part, fieldwork focuses on the excavation of funerary structures, specifically inhumation graves. In the laboratory students will learn to classify artifacts found, mainly human skeletal remains. During the second part of the course, students will learn about the process of creating documentary video footage, preparing a plot, selection of scenes, sound and different aspects of audiovisuals.



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Italian flagSpanish flag027 Surveying the Roman Mediterranean Ports: Portus Iulius (Italy) & Sanisera (Spain)

City of Cavtat

In the Roman port of Sanisera (Menorca , Spain ), in a privileged landscape, you can dive into different depths with wide visibility, learning how to recognize remains of amphorae, anchors and Roman shipwrecks with which you will practice the survey method and the applied registration system (photographic documentation in 2D and 3D , drawing, classification of amphorae, ... ).

In one of the most unique ports of the Roman world, Portus Iulius (Naples, Italy), you will investigate a unique and exceptional seabed, one of the best in the field of underwater archeology


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Spain028 Discover Amphora & Shipwrecks in the Underwater Port of Sanisera & Make an Archaeological Film (Menorca, Spain)

Student learning how the camera worksThis course is designed for students from around the world interested in studying abroad, gaining knowledge and experience in underwater archaeology, producing a video documentary and film studies related to archaeology.

This program is divided in two main parts:

During the first part of the course students will gain experience in underwater archaeological survey, exploring the Ancient Port of Sanitja and the coast of the Cape of Cavalleria. The aim of this project is to identify structures of the Roman city of Sanisera and underwater shipwrecks, as well as the associated cargo including amphora and anchors.

During the second part of the course, students will learn how to creating a documentary.


 

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Italy029 Research and Underwater Survey in Portus Iulius ('Underwater Pompeii', Italy)

Roman Port Submerged. Portus IuliusParticipating in this course is a unique opportunity. Portus Iulius was the quintessential port of Rome in the period of greatest splendor of their empire. We absolutely recommend this program to any college student who wants to enter in the field of underwater archeology.

 




 

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Italian flagSpanish flag030 Discover archaeology and the ancient art in The Louvre Museum (Paris, France) & Dig in the Roman City of Sanisera (Menorca, Spain)

Louvre MuseumThis program, which has been scheduled by the Sanisera Field School, is divided in two main parts. In the first part of the course students will gain experience in archaeological fieldwork by excavating in the Ancient Roman city of Sanisera, located in the Mediterranean island of Menorca. During the second part, students will visit Paris to discover the archaeology and ancient art in The Louvre Museum, the most important museum of the world.


 

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Italian flagSpanish flag033 Discover archaeology and the ancient art in The British Museum (London, UK) & Dig in the Roman City of Sanisera (Menorca, Spain)

British MuseumThis program is divided in two main parts. In the first part of the course students will gain experience in archaeological fieldwork by excavating in the Ancient Roman city of Sanisera, located in the Mediterranean island of Menorca. During the second part, students will visit London to discover the archaeology and ancient art in The British Museum, the most important collection of ancient art of the world, numbering some 8 million works. In 2013 the museum received a record 6.7 million visitors, an increase of 20% from the previous year.


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Spanish flag034 Conservation in Archaeology & Biological Anthropology focused on the Dig of the Roman City of Sanisera (Menorca – Spain)

Students reconstructing an amphora from the excavationConservation is an integral part of the archaeological process and the post-excavation study of archaeological finds. During the excavation you will find urban structures, Roman graves and archaeological remains from the Classical period including Roman pottery, amphorae, glass, human bones, faunal remains, coins, metals –bronze, iron, silver-, ivory, etc. All these artifacts have to be treated in a particular way depending on the material they were made of, by applying a set of techniques and methods to preserve and protect them in perfect conditions against deterioration.


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Spanish flag041 Discover the Underwater Archaeology of the Port of Sanitja & Archaeological Techniques of drawing, photography and digital illustration

Digital Illustration

This program is divided in two main parts. During the first part of the course students will gain experience in underwater archaeological survey, exploring the Ancient Port of Sanitja and the coast of the Cape of Cavalleria. The aim of this project is to identify structures of the Roman city of Sanisera and underwater shipwrecks, as well as the associated cargo including amphora and anchors. During the second part of the course, students will learn the Tools and laboratory techniques used with archaeological material.



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Spanish flag042 Total Station, AutoCAD & Archaeological Techniques of drawing, photography and digital illustration

Total Station

This program is divided in two main parts: Using an Electronic Total Station to create maps in a CAD drawing file and laboratory techniques used with archaeological material. In the first part of the course, participants will prepare a Topographic Data Base of the site using an Electronic Total Station, in order to create a DEM (Digital Elevation Model) and archaeological maps in a CAD drawing file. In this way, students will also learn how to use an Electronic Total Station, as well as software like AutoCAD. In the second part the students will practice the techniques that are used in an archaeological laboratory so that they can register the main objects found on a site with the highest quality. The development of those techniques will help us to obtain drawings, photographs and digital archives that will be extremely useful for the elaboration of publications, reports or further studies.




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Spanish flag043 Digging roman graves in the Necropolis of Sanisera & Archaeological Techniques of drawing, photography and digital illustration

Drawing a skullIf you are interested in bioarchaeology, how to excavate, classification of archaeological material from the Roman world as well as how to process this information using technical drawing, photography and digital illustration then this is the course you are looking for.




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German flagSpanish flag044 Discover the Museums in Berlin & Dig in the Roman City of Sanisera

Berlin

This program, which has been scheduled by The Sanisera Archaeology Institute for International Field Schools, is divided in two main parts. In the first part of the course students will gain experience in archaeological fieldwork by excavating in the Ancient Roman city of Sanisera, located in the Mediterranean island of Menorca. During the second part, students will visit Berlin to discover the archaeology and ancient art in The Pergamon and Neues Museums (which holds the famous Nefertiti bust), two of the most popular attractions in Europe.


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Spanish flag045 Archaeological Techniques of drawing, photography and digital illustration & Dig in the Roman City of Sanisera

Berlin

This course is for students interested in archaeology and anthropology who come from all over the world. It covers advanced and essential techniques used in an archaeological laboratory, such as technical drawing and photo-taking. The skills that students will learn can be externalized to complete studies, publications, or reports from the pieces found on any site.

 



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Spanish flag046 Underwater Archaeology in Sanitja harbor & Dig in the Roman city of Sanisera (Menorca, Spain)

Berlin

The ancient Roman city of Sanisera is located on a natural harbor. For this reason, we are lucky that the land excavations and the underwater activities take place in the same area, allowing us to develop projects in the terrestrial and marine environment, using different methodologies and techniques with a great team of professionals and experts. Also, 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, amphorae, glass, etc. that you will learn how to identify in the laboratory. The course lasts 18 days and will be divided into two different periods. The first nine days will be dedicated to underwater archaeology activities while the rest of the course will be focused on everything that is related to a land excavation.



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Spanish flag047 Advanced Underwater Archaeology in the Mediterranean Island of Menorca (Spain)

Students Diving

In 2018 we will start a survey program in the deeper and unknown waters from the North coast of the island. We will dive up to 30 meters at some distance from the coast, assisted with a boat. We will be able to discover new shipwrecks of the Roman period or from the 16th to 19th Centuries. There will be a minimum of 8 immersions focusing on underwater archaeological survey exploring a submerged valley where some remains of wrecks can be found through survey techniques, and always diving between 18 and 30 meters deep.



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Spanish flag048 Extended Underwater Archaeology Program (Menorca, Balearic Island, Spain)

Students Diving

This course offered by the Sanisera Archaeology Institute is designed to teach with precision this field of research. If you are interested in learning underwater survey techniques and methodology and apply them in a Roman port where you will find amphorae, anchors and the remains of shipwrecks, then this is a good option for you. After more than 10 years of survey, our research team has new objectives, focused in a survey that will be held underwater, more than 18 meters deep. Located in the north coast of Menorca and nearby the Roman city of Sanisera, we consider essential to dive up to 30 meters, since there are many possibilities to discover, including more shipwrecks of Roman times or the past centuries.



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