New archaeology campaign begins in Mojacar

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New archaeology campaign begins in Almeria’s Mojacar. The archaeology campaign will take place at la Vieja, and 30 archaeologists, restorers and students will take part. There will be plenty events open to the public too.

The excavation campaign for Mojacar’s la Vieja has begun. Like other years the campaign involves both the local council and the Valparaiso Foundation, overseen by experts from the University of Granada and the MemoLab cultural archaeology laboratory.

This year’s campaign is shorter than normal and will only run until September 10. Lecturer at the University of Granada in the Department of Medieval History, Sciences and Historiographic Techniques, Jose Maria Civantos, has explained that the campaign this year will be more focused on restoring the site in a bid to both preserve and protect it for the public.

It is hoped that more people will be able to visit the site in the future.

Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and social distancing measures the archaeological campaign will only have a team of 30 people present. This will be made up of archaeologists, restorers and students.

A series of cultural activities have been planned surrounding the work which will be carried out by the archaeological team.

As reported La Noncion, “On Wednesday 1 and Tuesday 7 September, the Esparto Workshop will be held again, starting at 18.00 hours in the Centro de Usos Multiples.

“On Friday 3 and Wednesday 8 September, a pottery washing workshop is planned, in which anyone interested in archaeology and its discoveries can participate. It will take place from 18.00 hours at the Centro de Usos Multiples.”

Guided tours will also be taking place on September 4 and 5, and anyone that is interested needs to register in advance at [email protected] This is for both the workshops and the guided tours too.

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