2018 Discover archaeology and the ancient art in The Louvre

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Program Description

The research is focused on the archaeological excavation of Sanisera and it studies what happened in this Roman port connected to the maritime traffic that sailed the Mediterranean during those times. As a result, we know that this is a very interesting archaeological site, with abundant findings of multiple artifacts that will help us to reconstruct its past.

For the second part of the course, the Field Program has scheduled an archaeological tour around Paris. This tour will have a duration of five days and explanations will be in English.

The Louvre Museum is the national museum of France dedicated to art and archaeology. It is one of the most important of the world and the most visited of all of them. The museum is located in Paris (France), in the old Louvre Palace. Its collection includes works such as The Mona Lisa, by Leonardo da Vinci; Egyptian art, such as The Seated Scribe; and the famous Classical Venus de Milo, one of the most representative statues from the Hellenistic period, and one of the most famous sculptures from Ancient Greece.

Highlights

In the Fieldwork

How to dig and which archaeological techniques are used.
Use and handling of the tools that are used during the excavation process.
Basic principles of stratigraphy.
Recording the data obtained during the excavation using the Harris Method.
Practice on the recognition of archaeological materials and Roman finds from the II century B.C. - VI A.D.
Basic procedures for sample collection.
 In the Laboratory

Study and typological classification of archaeological objects of Roman archaeology: ceramics, numismatics, faunal remains, metals and glass.
Relative dating based on the classification of archaeological objects discovered in the stratigraphic sequence.

What`s Included

Course fee includes

Course tuition
Accommodation.*
Daily transportation to/from the archaeological fieldwork.
Excursions
Flight to Menorca - Paris / Paris - Menorca (students can only take a cabin bag weighing up to 10 kg with maximum dimensions of 55cm x 40cm x 20cm)
Breakfast, lunch and dinner (only while in Sanisera - Menorca)
Airfare not included from the student home to/from Menorca (Spain).

Subjects

Archaeology, Classical Civilization, Classical Studies, Museum Studies, Romance Studies

Program Locations

Mercadal, Spain

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Program Details

Provider:
Sanisera Archaeology Institute
Location
  • Spain: Mercadal
School Term:
Fall, Spring, Summer
Languages:
English
Participants:
WorldWide
Cost:
2350$

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