Visigothic City of Begastri – Cehegín

Location: Cehegín (Murcia, Spain)

Season: July 26, 2024 to August 9, 2024

Application Deadline: July 11, 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 the city of Begastri, located 2km South of Cehegín, in Murcia (Spain) where you will be able to study firsthand the model of rural settlement in roman and visigothic times.

The site of Begastri has a recorded occupation and initial phases from early Iberian, passing through Roman and late Roman times, although today we are at the stage in which it works mainly is Visigothic.

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

The archaeology 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, Roman and Visigothic 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 Casa Europa. This hostel offers group rooms, showers, toilettes, laundry facilities, wifi, bedding and leisure spaces for young people. Capacity: 15 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 Cehegín: Buses to Cehegín can be reached every hour from the bus station in Murcia. Students should be at the hostel «Casa Europa» on Sunday from 17:00 onwards.

Contact Information:

José Javier Martínez García

C/ Actor Isidoro Máiquez, 9





Phone: (003) 486-8883

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