Roman Villa of Los Cantos – Bullas

Location: Bullas (Murcia, Spain)

Season: August 18, 2024 to September 1, 2024

Application Deadline: August 4, 2024

Deadline Type: Rolling


Program Type:
Field School

RPA Certified:

University of Murcia

Project Director:
Mr. Salvador Martínez Sánchez

Project Description:

This course is aimed at students and people interested in archaeology who wish to participate with us in this archaeological course at Los Cantos, located 2km south of Bullas in Murcia (Spain) where they will be able to study first hand the model of rural settlement in Roman times known as 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 dedicated to economic activities. As far as the chronology is concerned, we have an occupation beginning in the middle of the first century AD until AD II. And a second phase that extends from the 3rd to 4th century AD.

In recent years the CEPOAT has been working on this site’s development of their excavations, as the director of CEPOAT is now the director of the excavation of the site.

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.

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:
Students in the course will reside on the Rural House in Bullas. Capacity: 15 people. Breakfast, mid morning snack, lunch and dinner will be prepared by a local chef at a nearby lodge restaurant. If there is a vegetarian student must advise us at the beginning of the course. How to get Bullas: Buses to Bullas can catch the bus station in Murcia daily every hour.

Contact Information:

José Javier Martínez García

C/ Actor Isidoro Máiquez, 9





Phone: (003) 486-8883

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