On May 30th Sa Cudia Cremada Field School goes back to the field to keep uncovering an amazing Iron Age Sanctuary and to deliver high-quality archaeological training to our students.
This year we offer several sessions, both of our Fieldwork course and Laboratory course, where students will gain experience in different fields and will be taught by a group of specialists. But for now we really encourage people to join our 1st session course, which will start on May 30th…but why?
Because we have the honor of counting with two renowned specialists who will come to the field school to teach our students on two specific topics:
Our first guest is Dr. Mark Van Strydonck (head of the Radiocarbon laboratory at the Royal Institute of Cultural Heritage in Brussels). He will give a talk about Radiocarbon dating and how this technique is used in Archaeology. Mr. Van Strydonck is also the author of the book From Myotragus to Metellus, which is about the Prehistory of Menorca and Mallorca. This is the book that all our students (from all sessions) will receive as part of the course materials.
The second lecture will be given by German professor Peter Hochsieder. He will give a lecture on Archaeoastronomy and the orientation of the Iron Age sanctuaries of Menorca, called Taula enclosures. Since this is the type of building we are excavating and studying at Sa Cudia Cremada, it is very important for us to learn about the different theories that exist about these buildings and their function. Mr. Hochsieder is author of the book The Taules of Menorca: an Archaeoastronomic Study and has studied the relation of astronomy with the prehistoric remains of the island for decades.
If you want to benefit from these two lectures, we inform you that there are still spaces in session 1! Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from the best and join us in Sa Cudia Cremada Field School, Menorca!