Topic ID #25632 - posted 12/18/2012 10:26 AM

DIGGING ANTHROPOLOGY IN THE SANISERA NECROPOLIS



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THE SANISERA FIELD SCHOOL 2014
http://www.ecomuseodecavalleria.com/the-sanisera-field-school-video.aspOur commitment is to promote Archaeology in its different aspects of research, training, and conservation, with a basic and clear purpose: to involve anyone from around the world who wishes to gain access to this scientific field. Sanisera is an international archaeological organization whose main aim is that of promoting and developing research, so that our current and future generations can be enriched by culture and education in this field.

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General Information http://www.ecomuseodecavalleria.com/008-anthropology-in-the-sanisera-necropolis.asp


Death in Rome has been studied in Sanisera since we started digging the first necropolis in 2008. So far we have excavated 72 tombs belonging to a Roman cemetery which could have been related to a basilica in the Roman city if Sanisera, which dates from the 4th and 6th centuries AD. The Osteology corpus in this necropolis includes more than 270 individuals. The fieldwork focuses on funerary structures, specifically inhumation graves. Students will also participate in lectures on skeletal anatomy and pathologies, classes, exercises and excursions related to the course material.

Directed at

If you are interested in studying anthropology or are already doing so in your school and would like to gain experience as a fieldwork volunteer excavating cemeteries and graves, this may be the best choice for you. This program accommodates participants with or without previous experience.
In the necropolis of Sanisera, without much physical exertion, and due to the stratigraphic conditions, you easily find and excavate tombs and their contents. You will excavate tombs and learn anthropological techniques used to recover human remains and grave goods. In the biological anthropology laboratory, you will learn how to treat and classify bones and grave goods recovered from the necropolis. 
 

This course is designed primarily for students interested in excavating human remains with fieldwork focusing on a Roman cemetery. Time dedicated to laboratory work is less than excavation time, but students will learn the basics of anatomy.
After completing this program, the experience gained will enable you to decide if biological anthropology is the area of study best for you and if you would like to continue on with anthropology in your professional future.
This is the most economical intensive biological anthropology course the Sanisera Field School offers. The excavation takes place on the northern coast of the island, surrounded by the sea and pristine Mediterranean landscapes. Previous knowledge or experience in archaeology or computer systems is not required.

Student Testimonials

Video 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wCQF1vZIp-w
Video 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Mg46RhSt-s

Field School life & language

The fieldwork runs 7 hours a day with time dedicated to both excavations, the study of human osteology by the analysis of the skeletal remains and laboratory work on roman pottery. For every seven course days there are two days off.

Participants will learn and apply excavation techniques used in biological anthropology during fieldwork. In the laboratory, participants will follow guidelines set by an anthropologist and other specialists for the classification, study, and conservation of skeletal remains and other related material found.
Participants will also be given lectures on methodology, roman archaeology, human osteology and classification of archaeological materials. Participants will visit other archaeological sites on the island through organized excursions. The course is taught in English and Spanish.

Sessions & Cost

For 2014: 11 sessions, 20 days each
http://www.ecomuseodecavalleria.com/the-sanisera-fieldschool-application-form.asp

  • March 29 – April 17 $1,600
  • April 20 – May 9 $1,600
  • May 12 - May 31 $2,100
  • June 3 - June 22 $2,300
  • June 25 - July 14 $2,300
  • July 17 - August 5 $2,300
  • August 8 - August 27 $2,100
  • August 30 - September 18 $1,800
  • September 20 - October 9 $1,500
  • October 12 - October 31 $ 1,300
  • November 3 - November 22 $ 1,300

Course fee includes:
Course tuition
Accommodation in the Student Residency in Ciutadella. Two to six per room.
Walking distance to the historic center, port and beaches
Breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Morning snack at the Sanisera site.
Accident insurance at the site.
Daily transportation to/from the archaeological fieldwork.
Excursions.
Certificate of participation

Airfare not included from the student home to/from Menorca (Spain).

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.

Spaces available

The course is limited to 8 participants per session. Reservations are only effective when payment of the registration fee is received. If for any reason the course is cancelled, payment is returned according to the field school refund policy.

Minimum Length of Stay for Volunteers: 20 days / Minimum Age: 18 (contact with questions about age) / Experience Required: No

Contact Information Cesar Gonzalez .Email: sanisera@arrakis.es .Phone: 00.34.666 68 65 50


Research
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