bioarchaeological investigation Archive

16 Jan 2015

CLEANING AND RESTORATION OF A SKULL FROM THE NECROPOLIS 4 AT SANISERA ARCHAEOLOGY INSTITUTE

During the excavation process, cleaning and inventory of excavated human remains at Sanisera Archaeology Institute some changes take place and they must be solved by anthropologists. Remains buried over 1500 years ago are now exposed and manipulated
12 Jan 2015

HAIR PINS FOUND AT THE ROMAN CITY OF SANISERA FIELD SCHOOL

Roman women had different ways to style hair, something which changed over the centuries depending on the fashion followed by the aristocracy in Roman Empire times. Our students found some examples during the campaigns in the Roman city of
4 Jul 2014

THE IMPORTANCE OF ADVANCED OSTEOLOGICAL ANALYSIS by Colleen Cummings

Archaeology is an old discipline, but osteoarchaeology – the in depth study of archaeological human bone – is relatively new. For most of the history of archaeological research, when human bones were found in excavation they were
14 Jun 2014

BIOARCHAEOLOGICAL AND PALAEOPATHOLOGICAL INVESTIGATION OF THE “Las Huertas Necropolis” (Seville, Spain) by Julie Thomas

In 2013, bioarchaeology students from The Sanisera Field School, under the guidance of physical anthropologists, Julie Thomas  conducted an in-depth bioarchaeological and palaeopathological investigation of the Las Huertas Necropolis. This 5th-7th Century Christian skeletal assemblage, housed at
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,
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