3 September 2020
Dig in the Roman City of Sanisera (Spain) & Explore Archaeology in Rome and Pompeii (Italy)
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. This site is located in the Mediterranean island of Menorca. During the second part students will discover the most significant remains from Ancient Rome through an archaeological tour around Rome, which will be leaded by an expert on Roman art & Museums.
If you have never excavated as a volunteer in a field school and are interested in excavating in a Roman city as well as visiting the most unique classic archaeological monuments of the Roman Empire, then this course is a good choice. This program accommodates participants with or without previous experience.
This program is designed for students interested in focusing their studies in the classical world of Rome, delving into its history and archeology.
You will learn to excavate and classify archaeological material found. You will identify different types of Roman pottery, amphorae, coins and other Roman archaeological material. After learning this in Sanisera, you will have better understanding when you visit Rome and Pompeii.
In Italy you will visit Rome, the Coliseum, museums, forums, as well as visit the legendary city of Pompeii buried by Vesuvius.
By participating in this course you will have the opportunity to excavate in a unique Roman city in Menorca (Spain) and then explore the most remarkable archaeology from the Roman world.
Previous knowledge or experience in archaeology or computer systems is not required.
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.
In the laboratory students will learn to classify all the artifacts found on the site, including Roman pottery, numismatics and faunal remains.
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.
USD 2350: Course fee includes
• Course tuition.
• Daily transportation to/from the archaeological fieldwork.
• Flight to Menorca – Rome / Rome – Menorca (students can only take a cabin bag weighing up to 10 kg with maximum dimensions of 55cm x 40cm x 20cm).
• Breakfast, lunch and dinner (only while in Sanisera - Menorca).
• In case of needing to process Schengen Visa the mandatory letter of invitation will be written so you can travel and participate in our courses.
• Certificate of participation.
Airfare not included from the student home to/from Menorca (Spain).
During the archaeological tour in Rome meals are not included (only 8 days of the 16 days of the course, although we will recommend some cafés and restaurants that do not exceed the average of 18€/day in meals. Entry tickets to museums and historical buildings are not included either.