fieldwork Archive

4 Mar 2015

TYPES OF GRAVES IN THE SANISERA NECROPOLIS

During the V-VI centuries AD, Christianity was spread throughout the peninsula and the Balearic Islands. Therefore, the necropolis of Sanisera shows the funeral ritual of that time. We were talking about it in an other post. We
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),
10 Feb 2015

Ovens in Roman archaeological sites

In Roman archaeological sites we can always find features which are related to either domestic or industrial activities, such as hearths, ovens, kilns, cisterns and pits. Even though these structures were usually located in workshops for the
7 Feb 2015

African Oil lamps in the Roman city of Sanisera

Oil lamps were the instruments used by Romans to light up many spaces, not only houses but also temples and necropolis, among others. Oil lamps were produced throughout Roman times in pottery workshops, where potters used molds
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
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