2016 FIELDWORK SEASON REVIEW AT SA CUDIA CREMADA, MENORCA

2016 FIELDWORK SEASON REVIEW AT SA CUDIA CREMADA, MENORCA

In 2016 Sa Cudia Cremada Field School carried out its second excavation campaign, which took place in two sessions in August and September. Students from different countries, such as USA, Canada, Australia and Switzerland, attended our three-week courses, where they dug in Sa Cudia Cremada’s sanctuary (taula enclosure), which dates from the Late Talayotic period […]

INTERVIEW WITH PETER HOCHSIEDER, ARCHAEOASTRONOMER

INTERVIEW WITH PETER HOCHSIEDER, ARCHAEOASTRONOMER

Peter Hochsieder is an archaeoastronomer who has studied Menorcan taula sanctuaries and their relation to sky phenomena for over 40 years. He is co-author of the book Les Taules de Menorca: un Estudi Arqueo-Astronòmic (The Taules of Menorca: an Archaeoastronomical Study). Since we started our project in 2015, he has collaborated in Sa Cudia Cremada Field […]

5 OUTSTANDING ELEMENTS AT SA CUDIA CREMADA

5 OUTSTANDING ELEMENTS AT SA CUDIA CREMADA

Sa Cudia Cremada, Menorca, was an untouched archaeological site until we started excavating one of its buildings last year. This year the team will go back to work in the settlement’s Iron Age sanctuary, where they will continue reducing its stratigraphic levels and locating materials that will help out to narrow down the chronology of […]

MAIN ELEMENTS IN TAULA SANCTUARIES FROM MENORCA

MAIN ELEMENTS IN TAULA SANCTUARIES FROM MENORCA

Even though Menorcan Taula sanctuaries can present different variations in their components and organization, there are certain elements and characteristics which are constant in all of them. The first one is the building’s layout, which usually has a horseshoe shape. This means that the façade, where the main entrance is located, is rectilinear or slightly […]

EXPERIMENTAL ARCHAEOLOGY IN SA CUDIA CREMADA (MENORCA)!

EXPERIMENTAL ARCHAEOLOGY IN SA CUDIA CREMADA (MENORCA)!

We are very excited to announce that this year we include a new activity in our summer courses: workshops in EXPERIMENTAL ARCHAEOLOGY! During two afternoons, students will be explained how Prehistoric Menorcans carried out different activities which were related to their everyday life, such as weaving, making flour and making and using the slingshot, just […]

ONE OF THE TOP ARCHAEOLOGICAL DISCOVERIES OF 2015

ONE OF THE TOP ARCHAEOLOGICAL DISCOVERIES OF 2015

2015 was a great year for archaeologists around the world (the location of a mysterious ancient grave in Greece, Richard III’s final resting place, 5000-year-old footprints in Denmark…among many others).  Mediterranean archaeology is alive and may projects show this, since in many corners of this sea and in most of its islands archaeological research is […]