Menorca, Balearic Islands, Spain

Fieldwork in the Necropolis of Sanisera and GIS applied in Archaeology (Menorca – Balearic Islands – Spain)

when 1 May 2020 - 3 September 2020
language English
duration 18 weeks
credits 10 EC
fee USD 1700

This course is for students who come from all over the world to study abroad and who are interested in archaeology, anthropology and mapping tools applied to archaeology, as well as for participants who want to learn about topography, photogrammetry and archaeological recording system with a GIS (Geographic Information System).
This program is divided in two main parts: Biological Anthropology in the tombs of Sanisera and Mapping tools focused on GIS.
This course takes place on a Mediterranean island, among a pristine and unique landscape, surrounded by the sea.
Previous knowledge or experience in archaeology is not required.

Course leader

Fernando Contreras

Target group

If you are interested in anthropology, how to excavate tombs, classification of anthropological material such as human remains and grave goods as well as how to process this information using GIS software, then this is the course you are looking for. This course accommodates participants with or without previous experience.

Course aim

This is a general course that focuses on an archaeological excavation of a Roman necropolis and the software used to record information from the archaeological excavation. After a week of excavating tombs and learning human anatomy in the laboratory, participants will then use ARCGIS software to enter in the data recovered during fieldwork hours.

Fee info

USD 1700: Course fee includes
• Course tuition.
• Mapping Software: ARCGIS.
• 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.
• Accident insurance at the site.
• Daily transportation to/from the archaeological fieldwork.
• 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).