If you have never excavated as a volunteer in a field school and are interested in excavating in a Roman city as well as visiting the best collections of ancient art of the world, then this course is a good choice. This program accommodates participants with or without previous experience.
This program is designed for students interested in focusing their studies in the archaeology of the most important ancient civilizations, and contemplate the best pieces that represent them.
You will learn to excavate and classify archaeological material found. You will identify different types of Roman pottery, amphorae, coins and other Roman archaeological material. After learning this in Sanisera, you will have a better understanding when you visit London.
You can't miss the opportunity to practice in an archaeological excavation and discover London, the most popular city in the world watching all its art and culture through its museums and unique places.
By participating in this course you will have the opportunity to excavate in a unique Roman city in Menorca (Spain) and then explore the most remarkable archaeology from The British Museum.
Previous knowledge or experience in archaeology or computer systems is not required.
Field School life & language
This field school program, with a length of 16 days, will start in Spain. Students will meet in Menorca during the first day. Next and during the following days they will focus on the excavation in the ancient city of Sanisera, where they will work for 9 days. Students will receive an intensive introduction on basic aspects of field excavation techniques following the Harris Matrix. The fieldwork runs 7 hours per day, with time dedicated to excavation as well as laboratory work focused on Roman pottery. Courses are given in both English and Spanish.
On the 12th day of the course participants will fly to London, where they will stay for 5 days. During this time, students will carry out an archaeological tour around London in order to visit the British Museum and its archaeological collection. The rest of the days, during the stay in London, the group of students and the guide from our organization will decide to visit other museums, monuments and interesting places.
Once students finish the archaeological tour in London, they will have two days off in order to enjoy their free time in Menorca, from where they will go back home.
At the end of the Field Program, students will receive a certificate of participation stating the hours and activities of the course. Participants that perform exceedingly well in the course may receive a letter of recommendation from our organization upon request.