Archeology on the Island
Description: Volunteers will participate in an archaeological dig which forms part of a wider project aiming to use archaeology and local history to preserve and promote heritage and culture to the local community and to international volunteers.
Type of Work: Work involves excavating an archaeological dig site, cleaning the ruins, facilitating access to the site by clearing land and making paths (by moving rocks, cutting bushes, etc). All work will be done under the supervision of qualified archaeologists.
Study Theme: Archaeological heritage and how it brings communities together. Several educational and cultural activities will be held.
Accommodation: Volunteers will sleep in a reformed monastery in triple and double rooms with good modern facilities. Please bring your own sleeping bag. Food will be provided by local hotels and volunteers will prepare their own breakfast with food provided. Special diets can be accommodated.
Language: English, Catalan, Spanish
Requirements: Motivation letter is required. Please bring your own sleeping bag. No archaeological experience is required, but any prior knowledge is welcome. Please be aware a good level of fitness is necessary as the camp involves heavy physical work.
Approximate Location: Mallorca Island
Notes: The local organization makes a big effort to make volunteers involved on the local culture, so there are several activities planned with that goal: cultural tours, visits to natural sites, participation on village festivals, intercultural meals with the residents, outdoors film projection, etc. Yes, it is in Mallorca, but please don't apply if it only makes you think about sangria, beach and discoballs! Volunteering is a serious commitment and it needs to be taken as such.
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