Finds Archive

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
16 Jan 2014

ROMAN BRONZE OF THE PHOENIX FOUND IN THE ROMAN CITY OF SANISERA (MENORCA, SPAIN)

In May, in one of the rooms that were being excavated in a monastic complex from the V – VI AD centuries, a student found a head of a small bronze statuette depicting a phoenix. It is
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
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
26 Aug 2013

Colleen Cumming and his studio “An Exploration of Mandibular Metrics in the Population of Sanisera”

The necropolis of Sanisera, dating from the 4th to 6th centuries CE provides an opportunity to examine the physical characteristics of the people from this site. For this pilot study, only mandibles were used for analysis as
21 Aug 2013

Antonio J. Talavera studies the recent underwater archaeological discovery of the coral fishing in the port of Sanitja (Menorca, Spain)

The Sanisera Field School organizes underwater archeology works for more than 10 years in Sanitja, a port located where in Roman times was founded the city of Sanisera, in the north of the island. Recently, in early
16 Aug 2013

Julie Thomas talks about burial practices influencing skeletal preservation in Seville, Spain.

Our bioarchaeological investigation into the 5th-7th Century Christians buried at Las Huertas in La Roda, Andalucía continues. According to researchers at the Museum of Archaeology in Seville, this site contains three types of burials, including cist tombs