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 […]

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 […]

The talayots from Sa Cudia Cremada

The talayots from Sa Cudia Cremada

Talayots are massive tower-shaped buildings that can be found in talayotic settlements from both Mallorca and Menorca. Many of them are huge truncated cone-shape structures, although there are different typologies on the two islands. However, they all share the same characteristic, which is that of being composed of large stone blocks without any type of […]