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SA CUDIA CREMADA FIELD SCHOOL

Mediterranean Archaeology in Menorca

Fieldwork

The main aim of fieldwork is that of approaching the talayotic culture to students through different tasks related to an archaeological excavation. Fieldwork will be combined with lab work, lectures, workshops as well as excursions to discover the natural environment of an island which was declared Reserve of the Biosphere by the UNESCO in 1993. During the course free days will be available to students so they can explore and enjoy the traditional horse festivals, whose origins date back to the medieval period, which take place in several towns in Menorca during summertime.

Minorca (Balearic Islands, Spain)

The archaeological site of Sa Cudia Cremada, in the vicinity of the city of Mahón, is located in an agriculture holding’s property, where very well-preserved architectural, ethnological and archaeological elements blend in a unique and characteristic Minorcan landscape. Even though all the area is archaeologically rich, the most distinctive part is formed by a talaiotic settlement along with its necropolis. The most visible structures are three talaiots (monumental tower-like structures) around which the rest of the structural remains are organized in the dwelling area. Hence, this culture’s name derives from the talaiot, its most characteristic and unique building.

About us

About us

Sa Cudia Cremada is an international field school that offers summer courses for students who want to gain experience in archaeological practice and dig in a Mediterranean site. Sa Cudia Cremada is a talayotic site dating back to the Bronze and Iron Age with a great state of preservation. Some of the most important features that it has are three watchtowers called talayots, an hypogeum or artificial cave which was used as a collective burial site and the settlement's sanctuary.

Our Team

Project Directors
Montserrat Anglada Fontestad
Montserrat Anglada Fontestad
Cristina Bravo Asensio
Cristina Bravo Asensio
Irene Riudavets González
Irene Riudavets González

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