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Field School Announcement
Maritime Archaeology Fieldwork at the Ancient Port of Sanisera and Mapping tools for archaeologists focused on GIS software
Sponsor: The Sanisera Field School: International Archaeology Courses
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Lana Johnson
Es Mercadal Isl 07740 EspaƱa
The first part of the course deals with underwater archaeological survey in order to explore the Ancient Roman Port of Sanitja and the coast of the Cape of Cavalleria. The aim is to identify structures of the Roman city of Sanisera and underwater shipwrecks, as well as anchors and amphorae related to those shipwrecks and its cargoes. The port of Sanitja was not only occupied by Romans. There are also ruins of a Muslim mosque and an English defence tower which lead us to believe that we will find other vessels from these time periods. In the past few years, several anchors and three shipwrecks from the XVI-XIX centuries have been found. Time dedicated to this part of the program: 50%. The second part of the course will focus on Mediterranean shipbuilding techniques, both in theoretical and practical levels. Students will put into practice their conservation skills with a ship that was built around 1850. Time dedicated to this part of the program: 15%. In the third part students will practice their computer drawing skills, so that they can create an archaeological GIS platform from the applied recording system of the Ancient Port of Sanisera. In this way, students will also learn how to use the ARGIS software. Time dedicated to this part of the program: 35%. The underwater archaeological course will be directed by Fernando Contreras, director of the Ecomuseum of the Cape of Cavalleria, in collaboration with other underwater archaeologists, divers and specialists in maritime archaeology, GIS, topography and 3D modeling based on photography. The course is designed to provide practical experience in underwater fieldwork, from site discovery to lab analysis. In the part of the course focused on the underwater survey of the port, students will gain experience in various activities such as surveying methods, site reconnaissance, recording, drawing, mapping, position fixing, photography, and laboratory processing.
Keywords: maritime archaeology | underwater archaeology | GIS
This announcement will be displayed until: 12/13/1930
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