Location: Athens, Attica, Greece
Season Dates: April 20, 2013 - November 22, 2013
Session Dates: 1) April 20 - May 9; 2) May 12-31; 3) June 3-22; 4) June 25 - July 14; 5) July 17 - August 5; 6) August 8-27; 7) August 30 - September 18; 8) September 20 - October 9; 9) October 12-31; and 10) November 3 - November 22
Application Deadline: October 30, 2013
Affiliation: Ecomuseum of the Cape of Cavalleria and the Sa Nitja Association
Project Director: Fernando Contreras
This program, which has been scheduled by the Ecomuseum, is divided in two main parts. In the first part of the course students will discover the most significant remains from Ancient Greece through an archaeological tour around ancient Athens, which will be leaded by an expert on Greek art. During the second part students will gain experience in archaeological fieldwork by excavating in the ancient Roman city of Sanisera. This site, which is located in the Mediterranean island of Menorca, is directed by the Cavalleria Ecomuseum.
Exploring the Acropolis of Athens (Greece):
For the first part of the course, the Cavalleria Ecomuseum Field Program has scheduled an archaeological tour around the city of Athens, where students will visit the most important classical remains. This tour will have a duration of five days and explanations will be in English.
The Archaeological Fieldwork in Sanisera (Menorca, Spain):
We will be excavating the ancient roman city of Sanisera, which overlooks the natural port of Sanitja. The excavation is directed by Fernando Contreras, director of the Cavalleria Ecomuseum Field Program, with the collaboration of other experienced archaeologists. The Ecomuseum of the Cape of Cavalleria is the Institute of Archaeology which runs this course.
The fieldwork focuses on classical archaeology, and specifically on Roman archaeology. It runs 7 hours a day with time dedicated to excavation, lab work, exercises, lectures and excursions. Students will receive an intensive introduction on basic aspects of the archaeological excavation techniques (following the Harris Matrix), which are applied during the excavation time. In the laboratory students will process, classify and study excavated materials as well as attend lectures on the study of Roman archaeology. In addition to the daily excavation and laboratory work, students will learn about Roman history through organized excursions.
Period(s) of Occupation: Classical Archaeology; Greece and Roman
Project Size: 1-24 participants
Minimum Length of Stay for Volunteers: 20 days
Minimum Age: 18 (contact with questions about age)
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 site and planned excursions are included. Cost includes room and board, transportation, accidental medical insurance, planned excursions, application fee and administrative cost.
Cost: From $2,400 to $3,100
Number of credits offered: none
Es Mercadal, Menorca 07740