Roman Villa “Los Villaricos”

Location: Mula (Murcia, Spain)

Season: July 12, 2024 to July 26, 2024

Deadline Type: Rolling


Program Type:
Field School

RPA Certified:

University of Murcia

Project Director:
Dr. Rafael González Fernández

Project Description:

This course is aimed at students and people interested in archaeology who wish to participate with us in this archaelogical course at Los Villaricos Villa, located 5km East of the city of Mula, in Murcia (Spain). You will be able to study firsthand the model of rural settlement in roman times: the Villae.

This settlement consists of a large building with many rooms dedicated to various functions, among which we distinguish a residential area with bedrooms most of which have beautiful geometric mosaics and a thermal resort, as well as an industrial and working area such a mill or torcularium with its pressing area, its pipelineas and its storage rooms for wine and olive oil. Due to the re-utilization and transformation of the villa from the last first century AD until the end of the V century AD, the area undergoes through various changes, most notably the aptation of a room to create an apsidal (probably for religions reasons and functions) and a necropolis of a later period.

The Archaeology course we offer is a comprehensive training course in fundamental aspects such as stratigraphy, GIS, photogrammetry, CAD, topography, field drawing, inventory of materials, etc.

Period(s) of Occupation: Roman period, Late Roman Empire, Lateantiquity

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 El Matadero. This hostel offers group rooms, showers, toilettes, laundry facilities and bedding. 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 Mula: Buses to Mula can be reached every hour from the bus station in Murcia. Students should be at «El Matadero» on Sunday from 17:00 onwards.

Contact Information:

Javier Gomez Marin

C/ Actor Isidoro Máiquez, 9

Murcia, Spain




Phone: 0034 868883890

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