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Sunday, May 07, 2006

Dig Spotlight: Excavating a Roman Fort in Spain

Menorca, Spain: Located in the picturesque natural reserve of the Ecomuseum de Cap de Cavalleria, the remains of an ancient Roman fort established in 123 B.C. beckons archaeologists and volunteers to excavate and document during the summer and on through to the end of October in 2006. Divided into five one-month sessions, the project calls for students and volunteers to learn excavation techniques and process and record of artifacts. They will also attend lectures about methodology and Roman archaeology, and visit other archaeological sites in the area. Investigations will focus on the buildings and artifacts associated with the soldiers' stockrooms and living quarters.

An added attraction for this excavation is its maritime location hugging the Mediterranean near the town of Ciutadella, which is described as "an enchanting Mediterranean town, lively with caf├ęs and outdoor terraces hidden among narrow cobble stone streets".

If you are interested in participating in this excavation, see the website for more details.


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