Program Archive

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,
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
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
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
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
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
16 Jan 2014

ROMAN BRONZE OF THE PHOENIX FOUND IN THE ROMAN CITY OF SANISERA (MENORCA, SPAIN)

In May, in one of the rooms that were being excavated in a monastic complex from the V – VI AD centuries, a student found a head of a small bronze statuette depicting a phoenix. It is