Location: Es Mercadal, Spain
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
For 2013, the Cavalleria Ecomuseum Field Program offers a Mapping tools course for archaeologists, which presents four parts.
In the first part of the course, participants will prepare a Topographic Data Base of the site using an Electronic Total Station, in order to create a DEM (Digital Elevation Model) and archaeological maps in a CAD drawing file. In this way, students will also learn how to use an Electronic Total Station, as well as softwares like Golden and AutoCAD. Time dedicated to this part of the program: 35%.
The second part deals with the usage of photogrammetry to create a 3D Modeling, which will be based on photos from some structures of the excavated Roman city and cemetery of Sanisera. Participants will learn how to use softwares such as Photomodeler, Photoshop and CorelDraw. Time dedicated to this part of the program: 10%.
The third part will combine published images of Roman architecture, photos from the Sanisera city and cemetery that have been excavated, satellite images from Google Maps and Google Earth, and CAD graphics, all in order to create a 3D Model of the site, using Google Sketchup 8.
Finally, in the last part of the program, students will practice their computer drawing skills, so they can create an archaeological GIS plataform from the applied recording system of Sanisera. And in this way, students will also learn how to use the ARGIS software. Time dedicated to this part of the program: 50%.
The program is directed by Fernando Contreras, director of the Cavalleria Ecomuseum Field Program, in collaboration with other specialists in archaeological GIS, topography and 3D modeling based on photography.
The fieldwork runs 7 hours per day. The day will be divided between learning mapping techniques, lab work, exercises, lectures, videos and excursions. For every seven course days there are two days off. The course is taught in English and Spanish.
Period(s) of Occupation: Roman period and methodology and software
Project Size: 1-24 participants
Minimum Length of Stay for Volunteers: 20 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 site and planned excursions are included. Cost includes full room and board, transportation, accidental medical insurance, planned excursions, application fee and administrative cost. Airfare not included.
Cost: between $1100 to $2000
Number of credits offered: none
Es Mercadal, Menorca 07740