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 007: Dig in the Roman City of Sanisera and GIS applied in Archaeology

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BasilicaThe Sanisera Field School offers an annual archaeology dig on the island of Menorca, off the coast of Spain. 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: archaeological fieldwork and Mapping tools focused on GIS.


Part 1. Archaeological fieldwork in the roman city of Sanisera

In the area which is under archaeological excavation, an ecclesiastical complex has been found, which dates from the 4th and 6th centuries AD. It includes and Early Christian basilica. Rome adopted Christianity as its official religion in the 4th AD. From that time onwards, Christian basilicas started been built all over the Empire.


Participants will receive an intensive introduction to basic aspects of  field excavation techniques following the Harris Matrix. In the laboratory students will learn to classify all the artifacts found on site, including Roman pottery, numismatics and faunal remains.



Time dedicated to this part of the program: 50%.

Par 2. Creating an archaeological GIS platform

In the second part students will practice their computer drawing skills, so that they can create an archaeological GIS platform from the applied recording system of Sanisera. In this way, students will also learn how to use the ARCGIS software.

 

Time dedicated to this part of the program: 50%



 

Discovering a roman amphora in the roman city of Sanisera

Discovering a roman amphora in the roman city of Sanisera

The archaeological dig in Sanisera

The archaeological dig in Sanisera

Student with a roman coin

Student with a roman coin

Archaeological map of the Roman City of Sanisera

Archaeological map of the Roman City of Sanisera

Digital elevation model of Sanisera

Digital elevation model of Sanisera

 



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