Iberian Necropolis and town of Coimbra del Barranco Ancho – Jumilla

Location: Jumilla (Murcia, Spain)

Season: August 26, 2024 to September 7, 2024

Application Deadline: August 12, 2024

Deadline Type: Contact for Details


Program Type:
Field School

RPA Certified:

University of Murcia

Project Director:
Dr. José Miguel García Cano

Project Description:

This course is aimed at students and people interested in archaeology who wish to participate with us in this archaelogical course at the site of Coimbra, located 2 km South of Jumilla in Murcia (Spain), will be able to study first hand the classic Iberian town and necropolis in the Iberic period.

The Iberian village of Coimbra del Barranco Ancho in Jumilla is located at 38 ° 26’9 «North latitude and 2 ° 21’40» East longitude, according to the sheet n ° 869 «Jumilla» of Catastral Geographic Institute at 1: 50,000, to 4.5 km. South-Southeast of the town of Jumilla, in the Northern foothills of the Sierra de Santa Ana.

From Jumilla it is accessed by the county road 344 to Cieza. A little over three kilometers, turn left taking a path to Iryda service road that connects with the main road to Jumilla, leading to the monastery of Santa Ana. After only a mile you will find a narrow gauge road which turns to the right (almost a path) called «Casa del Cerro» between vineyards that finishes in an abandoned village, where there was a water source until a few years ago. This fountain is at the base of Cerro del Maestre, at the foot of the necropolis path. The sanctuary is about 150 m. to the East and the village necropolis where the main access to the village is can be found at about 300 m. to the West.

In recent years the CEPOAT has been working with this site on the development of their excavations, as one of the members of CEPOAT is the director of this dig.

The archeology course we offer is an intensive training course in fundamentals such as Strati-graphy, GIS, Photogrammetry, CAD, topography, field drawing, materials inventory, etc

Period(s) of Occupation: Iberian period.

Project Size: 1-24 participants

Minimum Length of Stay for Volunteers: Two weeks

Minimum Age: 18

Experience Required: No experience required

Room and Board Arrangements:
The students will stay in the youth hostel CECA- Centro de Capacitación Agraria. This hostel offers group rooms, showers, toilettes and leisure spaces for young people. Capacity: 20 people. Breakfast, mid morning snack, lunch and dinner will be prepared by a local chef at a nearby lodge restaurant. If there are any vegetarians or anybody with any kind of allergy should inform us as soon as possibly. How to get Jumilla: Buses to Jumilla can be reached every hour from the bus station in Murcia. Students should be at the youth hostel «CECA» on Sunday from 17:00 onwards

Contact Information:

José Javier Martínez García

C/ Actor Isidoro Máiquez, 9





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