physical anthropology 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 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
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
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
5 Dec 2013

Great experience at the Sanisera Field School, by Louise Valmoria

Hello to everyone at the Sanisera Field School, particularly Fernando, Carmen and Cesar! Now that I am safely back home in Australia and well and truly settled back into things I just wanted to drop you a
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
29 Aug 2013

FILM PROGRAMME IN THE SANISERA FIELD SCHOOL. PROJECT 2: SECRETS OF THE DEAD. A DAY ON THE SANISERA NECROPOLIS

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
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