23 febrero 2012

Curso: Underwater Archaeology Survey in the Mediterranean Sea (Menorca, Spain)

Location: Es Mercadal, Menorca, Balearic Islands, Spain
Season Dates: April 20, 2012 - November 16, 2012
Session Dates: 1) April 20 - May 3; 2) May 12-25;, 3) June 3-16; 4) June 25 - July 8; 5) July 17 - 30; 6) August 8-21; 7) August 30 - September 12; 8) September 20 - October 3; 9) October 12-25; and 10) November 3 - November 16, 2012
Application Deadline: October 1, 2012

Program Type
Field school

Affiliation: Ecomuseum of the Cape of Cavalleria and the Sa Nitja Association
Project Director: Fernando Contreras
Project Description
For 2012, the Ecomuseum of the Cape Cavalleria will be exploring the Roman port of Sanitja and the coast of the Cape of Cavalleria, identifying structures of the Roman city of Sanisera as well as shipwrecks. The port of Sanitja was not only occupied by the Romans. There are also ruins on land of a Muslim mosque and English defense tower which suggests that we will find underwater evidence from these periods as well. The course is designed to provide practical experience in underwater archaeological field work, from site discovery to lab analysis. Participants will gain experience in various activities such as surveying methods, site reconnaissance, recording, drawing, mapping, position fixing, photography, laboratory processing, securing and surfacing artifacts. If the situation arises, we will also be extracting at risk artifacts (from looting) from the port and study them in the lab. Students will also attend lectures on Roman archaeology. The course runs six hours a day, six days a week. The day will be divided between diving in the port of Sanijta, lab work, exercises, lectures, videos and excursions. The course schedule is designed to be flexible because this program is dependent on weather and conditions at sea. In addition to daily research activities, participants will learn about the history and culture of Menorca through organized excursions. The course is taught in English and Spanish. Participants will be able to choose between Group 1: No open water diving certificate, or Group 2: Possession of and open water diving certificate from an internationally recognized organization. Please join our facebook page Ecomuseum Cavalleria to see photos and to read daily updates of the site.
Period(s) of Occupation: Roman to modern
Project Size: 1-24 participants
Minimum Length of Stay for Volunteers: 14 days
Minimum Age: 18 (contact with questions about age)
Experience Required: no
Room and Board Arrangements
Participants will stay in the Ecomuseum's student residency in Ciutadella within walking distance of the historic center, port, and beaches. The residency has heating and air-conditioning, laundry service, free wifi and an outdoor terrace with views of the ocean and historic center. Ciutadella is an enchanting Mediterranean town, lively with cafés and outdoor terraces hidden among narrow cobble stone streets. Transportation to and from the dive site and planned excursions are included. Cost includes full room and board, transportation, accidental medical insurance,planned excursions, weights, tanks and air, PADI for those in group # 1, application fee and administrative cost. Airfare not included.
Cost: $2,000 to $3,200 per session
Academic Credit
Number of credits offered: none

Website: http://www.ecomuseodecavalleria.com
Flyer:application/pdf icon2012_underwater_survey_info.pdf

Contact Information
Lana Johnson
APDO 68
Es Mercadal, Menorca 07740
Spain
sanisera@arrakis.es
Phone: (34) 699 69 55 80