2018 Discover Amphora & Shipwrecks in the Underwater

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Program Description

The Sanisera Archaeology Institute for International Field Schools offers annual

programs in archaeology. This course is designed for students from around the world interested in studying abroad, gaining knowledge in Roman cities, classical archaeology and underwater archaeology.

Over the past eight years, The Underwater School in Archaeology has researched the ancient port of Sanitja via an intensive survey program. We have discovered 18 Roman shipwrecks with cargo, including amphoras, and more than 10 anchors from different time periods.

The Sanisera Archaeology Institute offers an underwater archaeology course consisting of two main parts.


How to survey and which archaeological techniques are used.

Use and handling of the tools that are used during the survey process.

Recording data obtained during the survey.

Objects photo-taking using photogrammetry standards.

Practice in the recognition of archaeological materials and Roman finds from the II century B.C. to VI A.D.

Recording 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.

What`s Included

Course fee includes

Accommodation in the Student Residency in Ciutadella. Two to six per room.* Walking distance to the historic center, port and beaches
Course tuition
Tanks, tank filling and weights.
Daily transportation to/from the archaeological fieldwork.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Morning snack at the site
Accident insurance at the site
Certificate of participation
Open water diving certificate (PADI) for those in group # 1.

Airfare not included from the student home to/from Menorca (Spain).



Program Locations

Ciutadella de Menorca, Spain

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Sanisera Archaeology Institute
  • Spain: Ciutadella de Menorca
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English, Spanish
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