Mallorca’s Bronze Age Settlement: Closos Ca’n Gaia

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Location: Felanitx, IB, ES

Season: July 3, 2023 to July 22, 2023

Application Deadline: May 19, 2023

Deadline Type: Contact for Details


Program Type:

RPA Certified:

University of the Balearic Islands (Spain)

Project Director:
Bartomeu Salvà, Joan Fornés, David Javaloyas, and Javi Rivas

Project Description:

Projecte Closos is focused on the excavation and study of the archaeological site of Closos de can Gaià, a Bronze Age (c. 1600-800 B.C.) settlement in Mallorca. The site is located on the southeast coast of Mallorca, near Portocolom, the best natural harbour of this side of the island. Closos is a huge settlement with more than 10 navetes, the typical house of that moment. Just now we are working at the insides of Naveta II. This will be the 25th summer campaign.

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Period(s) of Occupation: Bronze Age

Project Size: 1-24 participants

Minimum Length of Stay for Volunteers: All the campaign

Minimum Age: 18

Experience Required: Experience in archaeological fieldwork is not mandatory, but it is recommended. We are mainly looking for Archaeology/History students who want to learn more about field and lab work.

Room and Board Arrangements:
Accommodation and maintenance are FREE. You only have to pay the travel to Mallorca. Volunteers will be lodged at Porto Colom's school, about 2 kilometres from the site. We will have lunch and dinner in hotel Cala Marsal Cost: FREE

Academic Credit:
Contact us for further information credits offered by University of Balearic Islands. Tuition is FREE.

Contact Information:

Javier Rivas & Miquel Àngel Salvà

Ctra. Valldemossa 7,5 km

Palma de Mallorca

Balearic Islands



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