Reproduction of an Iberian village with experimental archaeological techniques
Description: Volunteers will participate in an archaeological excavation reproduction 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: - Building replicas of the three houses excavated in the Iberian village of La Morranda, these are small constructions of a plant, with a small stone base and with adobe (Earth Brick) walls.
The process of elaboration following techniques of experimental archeology would be: extraction of clay, elaboration of adobe with straw and clay, manufacture of the tovots (Bricks), drying and construction of the wall.
The utensils used would be: the cart, the hoe, shovels, buckets, picket, stems, stakes and strings.
Accommodation: - Volunteers will be welcomed in private homes in the village of Ballestar. The biggest, "carrer Major, 26" fits perfectly for 20 people, but we have more houses available.
Meals will be made in this same house. Members of the group of volunteers and members of the association will prepare the food. Special diets can be accommodated.
You don't need to bring a sleeping bag.
Language: English, Catalan, German, French
Requirements: Motivation letter is required.
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: Parc Natural de la Tinença de Benifassà
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, canoeing, etc.
Children and families are welcome, but it's not a family camp, so your children maybe will be the only ones there.
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