Sa Cudia Cremada Field School
DIG IN A PREHISTORIC SANCTUARY IN THE MEDITERRANEAN WHILE LEARNING PROPER EXCAVATION TECHNIQUES AND MUCH MORE!
STUDY ABROAD ARCHAEOLOGY PROGRAM IN MENORCA, BALEARIC ISLAND,SPAIN!
Session 2019: September 2nd – 13th
Fees and Contact Information
2-week course: 790 Euro, including: fees, course materials, pick-up service upon arrival to Menorca’s airport, accommodation, daily transportation to the site/the accommodation, accident insurance, snack during school time (sandwich, juice, fruits), lectures with specialists on Biological Anthropology, Zooarchaeology, Restauration, etc., workshops on Archaeological documentation, Restoration and Photogrammetry and weekly excursions (entrance to museums and archaeological sites included on the price).
Transportation to/from Menorca and meals outside school time are not included.
The main aim of fieldwork is that of approaching the talayotic culture to students through different tasks related to an archaeological excavation.
Fieldwork will be combined with lab work, lectures, workshops as well as excursions to discover the natural environment of an island which was declared Reserve of the Biosphere by the UNESCO in 1991.
2019 courses will take place in several sessions with a length of 2 weeks each. During the course, students will dig in the settlement’s sanctuary during the first half of the day, whereas the second part will be devoted to lectures, laboratory tasks and workshops.
Participants will excavate in the sanctuary using modern field excavation methods and will be trained in:
-the identification of archaeological remains and features.
-drawing plants and sections.
-the use of topographic instruments.
-Processing of materials found on site (whashing, labelling, etc…)
-Drawing of archaeological materials.
-Classification and inventory of matrials.
-Introduction to conservation and restoration.
-Proper packaging of materials.
Every week a set of excursions will be designed in order to show students the most significant prehistoric remains of the islands as well as materials on display in the 2 archaeological museums located in Mahon and Ciutadella.
– Pottery restoration
– Digitizing of archaeological drawings