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Our 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.
Why participate?

Courses Quick Guide

General Information
Fieldwork will focus on the excavation of a urban area where a monastery has been found. The monastery, which dates from the 5th and 6th centuries AD, includes an Early Christian basilica. The Harris system will be followed in order to systematically dig all the sequence the site has. In the laboratory students will learn to classify all the artifacts found on site, including Roman pottery, numismatics and faunal remains. 
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If you are contemplating for the first time to be a volunteer in an archaeology field school, this course could be right for you. This program accommodates participants with or without previous experience. You can learn from the beginning excavation techniques and methodology. During the excavation you will find archaeological remains from the classical period including Roman pottery, amphora, glass, etc. that you will learn how to identify in the laboratory.

The comprehensive experience that you will gain in this course will help you to decide if you want to pursue archaeology in university or as a profession. This is the most economical course that 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

Field School life & language
The fieldwork focuses on Classical Archaeology, and specifically on Roman archaeology. It 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. The course is taught in English and Spanish.

Cost Between $900 and $1400 per session

Season Dates:
March 29, 2014 - November 22, 2014


11 Sessions, 20 days each
March 29 – April 17
April 20 – May 9 $1,100
May 12 - May 31 $1,400
June 3 - June 22 $1,400
June 25 - July 14 $1,400
July 17 - August 5 $1,400
August 8 - August 27 $1,100
August 30 - September 18 $1,100
September 20 - October 9 $1,100
October 12 - October 31 $ 900
November 3 - November 22 $ 900

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 16 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 Age: 18 (contact with questions about age)

Course fee includes:

Course tuition
Accommodation in the Student Residency in Ciutadella.
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.
Certificate of participation

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

Contact Information:
Cesar Gonzalez. Email: . Phone: 00.34.666 68 65 50


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