dig Archive

15 Feb 2015

THE ART OF ROMAN GLYPTIC

Romans were very skillful in carving and engraving designs in small gems, which formed part of different pieces of jewelry such as rings, pendants and earrings. Those gems, also called intaglios (engraved) and cameos (carved in relief),
31 Jan 2015

About the funerary ritual of Sanisera’s Necropolis

The majority of the tombs in Sanisera’s Necropolis (Minorca – Balearic Islands – Spain) are collective. This means that the tombs were used to bury several people from the same family or group. In late antiquity, after
26 Jan 2015

THE KEYS THAT OPENED SANISERA’S DOORS

Excavations carried out at the Roman city by Sanisera Archaeology Institute (Menorca, Balearic Islands, Spain) have recovered several bronze keys during the past few years. All of them were located in several rooms from buildings 10 and 11 and,
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
15 Dec 2014

EXCAVATION OF ROMAN PORT CITY OF SANITJA, BY MARTIN HORNE

Martin Horne, one of students that have learned archeology in our  field school (Sanisera Archaeology Institute), has written an interesting project about the excavation of the Roman Port City of Sanitja. We are particularly pleased that people who
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
1 Jul 2014

SANISERA ARCHAEOLOGY INSTITUTE TAKES YOU TO ROME AND POMPEII

The Sanisera Archaeology Institute offers the opportunity to students of visiting 2 of the most important cities in the Roman world: Rome, the capital of the Empire, and Pompeii, whose excellent preservation allows us to admire the architectural
24 Jun 2014

A DAY IN THE SANISERA FIELD SCHOOL: ROMAN CITY DIG

In 2008 The Sanisera Field School started its courses at the Roman city of Sanisera. During all these years many students have come to Menorca (Balearic Islands, Spain) in order to dig up the Roman remains located
6 Jun 2014

RECYCLING AMPHORAE IN THE ROMAN CITY OF SANISERA

The main function of an amphora was that of storing and transporting different kinds of foodstuffs and liquids (olive oil, wine, grain, garum, etc) all throughout the Roman Empire. When amphorae reached a port, many of them
2 Jun 2014

Concentric circles in bone artefacts in the Roman city of Sanisera (Spain)

As may other civilizations, Romans reused animal bones to make objects out of them.  Workshops for the production of these objects were located inside the limits of cities, since they did not require either a big space