Archaeo News Archive

15 May 2014

WHAT WAS THE ROMAN POPULATION OF SANISERA LIKE?

During the 2013 campaign, The Sanisera Field School excavated a total of 10 tombs from the group called “Necropolis 4″, located at the Roman site of Sanisera. They dated between V-VI centuries AD and contain fifty-four individuals
13 May 2014

“10.000 MILLIMETERS UNDER THE SEA” By KATIE CLEVENGER

During the first session of the 2014 season, the underwater students have been surveying an area just outside the natural port of Sanisera (Sanitja, Menorca, Balearic Island, Spain).  The survey methodology being used is called linear survey.
11 May 2014

DISCOVERED THE FIRST STREETS OF THE ROMAN CITY OF SANISERA

Many Roman cities were laid out with a grid system of streets meeting at right angles. In those cases, cities were divided by a regular grid of avenues intersected by narrower streets. There were two major streets
4 May 2014

WINE & BEER IN THE PRE-ROMAN TIMES IN SANISERA (Menorca, Spain)

Studies by The Sanisera Field School have revealed important data on trade of alcoholic beverages in the waters of The Roman Harbour of Sanitja. Several boats seem to have carried some kind of fermented vegetable substance. However,
30 Apr 2014

DISCOVERED NEW PUNIC SHIPWRECK IN THE NORTH OF MENORCA (BALEARIC ISLANDS, SPAIN)

The Sanisera Archaeology Institute held last year an exceptional discovery that shows the existence of Punic vessels in The Sanitja Port, northern Menorca in the pre-Roman period. There are few known examples in the waters of Menorca,
22 Jan 2014

TARRACONENSIS AMPHORA STAMPS FROM THE ROMAN CITY PORT OF SANISERA (MENORCA, SPAIN)

Pliny, classical author, wrote in his stories that three cities were founded in Menorca, and Sanisera is one of those. According to archaeological objects discovered and the stratigraphic sequence confirmed by excavations, this port was developed in
15 Jan 2014

DISCOVERY OF CORAL IN THE DIG OF THE ROMAN CITY OF SANISERA (Menorca, Spain)

The Sanisera Field School undertakes each year a long campaign of archaeological excavations at the Roman city that was founded on the seashore of the natural harbor of Sanitja, at the north of the Mediterranean island of
26 Dec 2013

IN 2014, PRACTICE PHOTOGRAMMETRY AND 3D EDITION SOFTWARE APPLIED IN ARCHAEOLOGY

The computer software moves, runs, accelerates and flies. Archaeologists must get on board the same plane and use their resources to achieve a more efficient registration of our archaeological projects. It is becoming easier and more intuitive
5 Dec 2013

Great experience at the Sanisera Field School, by Louise Valmoria

Hello to everyone at the Sanisera Field School, particularly Fernando, Carmen and Cesar! Now that I am safely back home in Australia and well and truly settled back into things I just wanted to drop you a
27 Sep 2013

Julie Thomas discusses the Palaeopathology of an Exceptional Tomb 21

In 1985, archaeologists found an unusual cist tomb while salvaging Las Huertas, a 5th to 7th Century necropolis in La Roda de Andalucía, Spain (Guerrero Misa and Ventura Martinez, 1985: 334). Four large pieces of limestone covered