Topic ID #25405 - posted 12/8/2012 11:58 PM

The Sanisera Field School: The Roman City of Sanisera Dig (Menorca, Spain)


In 2013, we will be excavating the Ancient Roman City of Sanisera, which overlooks the natural port of Sanitja. The excavation is directed by Fernando Contreras, director of the Cavalleria Ecomuseum Field Program, and other experienced archaeologists. The Ecomuseum of the Cape of Cavalleria is the Institute of Archaeology which runs this course.
Fieldwork focuses on Classical Archaeology, and specifically on Roman archaeology. The course 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 seven course days, there are two days off. Courses are taught in English and in Spanish.

Period(s) of Occupation: Roman

Project Size: 1-24 participants

Minimum Length of Stay for Volunteers: 20 days

Minimum Age: 18 (contact with questions about age)

Experience Required: no

Room and Board Arrangements

Participants will stay in the Ecomuseum's student residence in Ciutadella, within walking distance of the historic center, port, and beaches. Ciutadella is an enchanting Mediterranean town, lively with caf├ęs and outdoor terraces hidden among narrow cobble stone streets. Transportation to and from the excavation site and planned excursions are included.
Cost includes full room and board, transportation to and from the site, accidental medical insurance, planned excursions, application fee and administrative cost. Airfare not included.

Cost: Between $900 and $1600 per session

Contact Information 

Lana Johnson

Course Coordinator

The Sanisera Field School

International Archaeological Courses


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Phone: (34) 699 69 55 80




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