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 020: The Roman City Dig of Sanisera (Spain) & Making an Archaeological Film (Menorca, Spain)

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The 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 Roman cities, classical archaeology and learning how to produce a video documentary and film studies related to archaeology.

This program 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. During the second part students will learn about the process of creating a documentary.


Part 1. The archaeological fieldwork in Sanisera (Menorca, Spain)

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.

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


Part 2. The archaeological video documentary

This film school consists of two main parts. The first one deals with filming a video documentary so that the audience can get to know more about the archaeological findings, the history of the two sites and the archaeological work carried out both on site and in the laboratory. In the second part of the course students will learn about the process of creating a documentary: preparing the plot, shooting on the site, selection of scenes, editing the video documentary and sound, as well as different elements regarding audiovisuals.

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

 


Classifying pottery remains

Classifying pottery remains

Students working in The Sanisera City

Students working in The Sanisera City

Recording archaeological finds

Recording archaeological finds

Recording in The Saniser Site

Recording in The Sanisera site

Teaching how the camera works

Teaching how the camera works

 

 



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