2018 Digging remains and Anthropology in Sanisera

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Program Description

Join in on the annual archaeology dig off the coast of Spain on the island of Menorca. The Sanisera Archaeology Institute for International Field Schools has developed a program for international students from across the globe to learn about anthropology and archaeology.

We began excavation in 2008 of the first necropolis and have unearthed 90 tombs that belong to a Roman cemetery. Death in Rome was established as a program to study these amazing finds. More than 232 individuals are included I the Osteology corpus of this necropolis.

Students will participate in fieldwork that deals with inhumation graves and funerary structures. To this end, students will attend classes on pathologies and skeletal anatomy as well as participate in excursions and conduct exercises.


In the Field
-Methods of digging instruction on archaeological techniques
-How to handle and use tools during the process of excavation
-Principles of stratigraphy
-How to collect C14 samples

In the Laboratory
-Clean, conduct an inventory and catalogue human bones recovered during the process of excavation
-Techniques used in human osteological analysis, including palaeopathology, paleodemography and skeletal anatomy
-Learn to identify height, sex and age of the buried individuals
-Learn dating techniques that are based on classifying archaeological objects found through the stratigraphic sequence.

Learn about Bioarchaeology and Physical Anthropology
Skeletal Anatomy

What`s Included

• Course tuition
• Accommodation in the Student Residency in Ciutadella. Two to six per room
• Walking distance to the historic center, port and beaches
• Breakfast, lunch and dinner
• Accident insurance at the site
• Daily transportation to/from the archaeological fieldwork
• Excursions
• Certificate of participation

Airfare not included from the student home to/from Menorca (Spain).
The course is limited to 8 participants per session. Reservations are only effective when payment of the registration fee is received. If for any reason the course is cancelled, payment is returned according to the field school refund policy.


Anthropology, Archaeology, Classical Civilization, Classical Studies

Program Locations

Ciutadella de Menorca, Spain

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Program Details

Sanisera Archaeology Institute
  • Spain: Ciutadella de Menorca
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Fall, Spring, Summer

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