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Field School Announcement
Maritime Archaeology Fieldwork in the Ancient Port of the Roman City of Sanisera. Discovering amphora & shipwrecks underwater (Menorca, Mediterranean Island, Spain)
Sponsor: The Sanisera Field School: International Archaeology Courses
Contact Information
Lana Johnson
ADPO 68
Es Mercadal Isl 07740 EspaƱa
Email: sanisera@arrakis.es
URL http://www.ecomuseodecavalleria.com
Description
The first part of the course - which represents 80% of the course content and includes a minimum of 12 immersions - , deals with underwater archaeological survey in order to explore the Ancient 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 amphora related with 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 last years of survey, several anchors and three shipwrecks from the XVI-XIX centuries have been found so far. 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. 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. The course is designed to provide practical experience in underwater fieldwork, from site discovery to lab analysis.
Keywords: maritime archaeology | underwater archaeology | Spain
This announcement will be displayed until: 12/13/1930
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