anthropology Archive

29 Aug 2013


In session 6 of the 2013 Sanisera field school three students, Pedro, James and Rabia took part on the film program. They were taught the basic rules and styles of documentary making by Macià Florit. They then
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
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
13 Aug 2013

Brooke Mealey, a two months experience in the Sanisera Field School

Brooke Mealey came to Menorca from Connecticut, USA. He has a bachelor’s degree in Anthropology from the Southern Connecticut State University, and a MA in Archaeology from the University College of London (UCL). Brooke has spent two
4 Aug 2013

Victoria Pipas, a 1ST person experience in the Sanisera Field School

March 2013: I was enjoying my junior year at Kimball Union Academy as a mature sixteen-year-old, juggling a rigorous course schedule, participating in a plethora of clubs and organizations, running half-marathons—and becoming queasy at the thought of
1 Aug 2013

Julie Thomas talks to us about Ancient Cold Cases in Seville, Spain

We are currently conducting an in-depth bioarchaeological and palaeopathological (the study of health and disease) investigation of the 5th-7th Century Christian population housed at the Archaeology Museum of Seville.  This collection is the result of a 1985
31 Jul 2013

Dr. Colleen Cummings, studying the skeletal ancestry in the roman necropolis of Sanisera

Colleen Cummings is from Seattle (USA), has a doctorate in Archaeological Science at the University of Oxford, and she is currently teaching Anthropology and Archaeology in the United States. She came to Menorca to continue with her
20 Jul 2013

We talked with Macià Florit, teacher of the Archaeological Film Program

Tell us a little bit about your course. Last year the program was based on the realization of one project by students, about ten minutes long. This year we changed the approach and we have expanded it
16 Jul 2013

Interview with Fernando Contreras, director of Sanisera Archaeology Institute

How was the Sanisera Field School project born? The Sanisera Archaeology Institute started in 1992. We offer courses focused on the survey and excavation of the Roman city of Sanisera, located in the north of Menorca (Balearic