Topic ID #37793 - posted 12/13/2016 12:16 PM

2017 Biological Anthropology & Dig in Sanisera (Menorca,Spain-) from $ 1250 (one session, 18 days)



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Digging remains and  Biological Anthropology in Sanisera (Menorca – Balearic Islands – Spain)

http://archaeology.institute/010-biological-anthropology-and-dig-in-sanisera.asp


1.General Information

In 2008 the Sanisera Archaeology Institute for International Field Schools started its courses at the Roman city of Sanisera. During all these years many students have come from all over the world to study abroad to Menorca (Balearic Islands, Spain) in order to dig up the Roman remains located at this classical site on the Northern coast of the island. 

We recommend this field school to those students interested in bioanthropology, osteology, digging remains of the roman cities and classical archaeology.

This course is divided in two parts. In this way, students can learn and experiment in both archaeological digs, developed in the land site: Digging in the Roman city and Biological Anthropology in the tombs of Sanisera.

2. What you will learn

2.1. In the Fieldwork:

§  How to dig and which archaeological techniques are used.

§  Use and handling of the tools that are used during the excavation process.

§  Basic principles of stratigraphy.

§  Recording the data obtained during the excavation using the Harris Method.

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

§  Basic procedures for collecting C14 samples.

2.2. In the Laboratory

§  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 the stratigraphic sequence.

§  Cleaning, inventory and cataloging of recovered human bones during the excavation process. 

§  Basics of the methods used in human osteological analysis, including skeletal anatomy, palaeodemography and palaeopathology.

§  Learning how to identify age, sex and height of buried individuals.

2.3. Theory

§  Introduction to Physical Anthropology and Bioarchaeology

§  Skeletal Anatomy –Terminology-: generalities, dental structure, skull and other bones.

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

§  Introduction to the History of the Sanisera Site.

§  The background of Roman funerary rituals.

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

Directed at

If you have not previously participated as a volunteer in a field school and would like to experiment and gain knowledge with different excavation techniques and methodology during 18 days in two distinctly different sites, this course would be a good option for you. 

It is difficult to find a course that allows you to explore both biological anthropology and archaeology where you can gain experience and knowledge in both excavating tombs with human remains and techniques used in excavating Roman structures.

You will experiment in both archaeology and biological anthropology, two areas with many similarities, but also many differences when excavating and treating recovered archaeological material in the laboratory. 

At the end of this program you will have experience in both areas and will be able to better decide what path is best for you; biological anthropology or archaeology.

Both of the excavation sites are located on the northern coast of the island, surrounded by the sea and pristine and dramatic Mediterranean landscapes.  

Previous knowledge or experience in archaeology or computer systems is not required.


Field School life & language

Participants will also be given lectures on methodology, Roman archaeology, Biological anthropology and classification of archaeological materials.  Participants will visit other archaeological sites on the island through organized excursions. Courses are given in both English and Spanish. For every seven course days there are two days off.


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.

Student Testimonials 

Video 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tnY3oRBu_Fo

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

Field School life & language

Participants will also be given lectures on methodology, Roman archaeology, Biological anthropology and classification of archaeological materials.  Participants will visit other archaeological sites on the island through organized excursions. Courses are given in both English and Spanish. For every seven course days there are two days off.

Sessions

Dates

Cost

Session #1

2017 | April 12 – April 29

$ 1250

Session #2

2017 | May 01 – May 18 

$ 1250

Session #3

2017 | May 21 – June 07

$ 1250

Session #4

2017 | June 10 – June 27

$ 1350

Session #5

2017 | June 30 – July 17

$ 1500

Session #6

2017 | July 20 – August 06

$ 1350

Session #7

2017 | August 09 – August 26

$ 1250

Session #8

2017 | August 29 – September 15

$ 1250

Session #9

2017 | September 18 – October 05 

$ 1250

Session #10

2017 | October 08  – October 25 

$ 1250

Session #11

2017 | October 28  – November 14

$ 1250

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.


Information and reservations

For more information, contact: 

Email: info@archaeology.institute

Web page: www.archaeology.institute







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