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 027: Surveying the Roman Mediterranean Ports. Underwater Archaeology in Portus Iulius 'Underwater Pompeii' (Baia Underwater Park, Naples Bay – Italy) and Sanisera Port (Menorca – Spain)

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What you will learn ?

In the Fieldwork

  • How to survey and which archaeological techniques are used.

  • Student with a amphora remainUse and handling of the tools that are used during the survey process.

  • Recording data obtained during the survey.

  • Study submerged archaeological remains in Baia Underwater Park
  • Practice in the recognition of archaeological materials and Roman finds from the II century B. C. to VI A. D. in the Underwater Port of Sanitja.

  • Practice in the recognition of structures and archaeological remains in Portus Iulius to make a detailed map of the Roman port infrastructure and analyze the spatial distribution of all objects we will find underwater.

In the laboratory

  • Student with a amphora remainRecording data obtained during the survey -diary and systematic methodology sheets-.

  • Study and typological classification of archaeological Roman objects discovered during the underwater survey.

  • Relative dating based on the classification of the archaeological objects discovered during the survey.

 

Theory

  • Underwater Archaeological background of Sanisera.

  • Ancient trade in Sanisera and the Western Mediterranean Sea.

  • Ancient navigation.

  • Modern sail merchant ships (centuries 16th - 20th).

  • History, archaeology, economy and culture of the Roman civilization.

  • Introduction to the History of the Sanisera Site.

  • Minorcan archaeology before the Roman conquest of the Balearic Islands.







 

 



General Information What you will learn 
Useful Information Staff Sess. & Cost