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Arqueólogos por un día

Over the next few days, children and young people between the ages of 8 and 14 will learn the techniques used in archaeological sites, thanks to the programme 'Archaeologists for a day'. Until 29 September in the Roman city of Complutum located in Alcalá de Henares, and from 7 September to 6 October in La Cabilda in Hoyo de Manzanares. Do you want to know more? Read on...

From the Region of Madrid, we seek to raise awareness to the younger public, the work of archaeologists and the importance of preserving historical heritage, so each summer, opens the period to register and participate in the fun workshops: ‘Arqueólogos por un día’

Children and young people will be able to discover the archaeological techniques, the tools used and how the different multidisciplinary teams work in an excavation. This week we bring you two options, one in Alcalá de Henares and the other in Hoyo de Manzanares. Choose yours!

‘Arqueólogos por un día’ in Roman city of Complutum

The activity begins with a half-hour visit to the Roman site and the ‘Casa de los Grifos’, where participants will be explained the process of excavating the archaeological remains. Then, they will move on to an excavation created for this purpose, where they will work with the extracted sediment, carrying out labelling work, documentation, photography and drawing the most important remains.

You will be able to participate in this workshop in Alcalá de Henares until 29thSeptember. It will take place from 10am, with a duration of 3 hours. If you are interested, hurry up to reserve your place on this link. https://www.arqueologosporundia2019.es/inscripciones/

‘Arqueólogos por un día’ in La Cabilda

Now we are going to Hoyo de Manzanares, to know in depth the details of this workshop that will take place from 7 September to 6 October at the archaeological site of La Cabilda, located next to the Recreational Area of the same name.

This site is excavated every year, and archaeologists, with the help of volunteers, manage to obtain new data, which helps to understand what life was like in this Visigoth village dating from the 7th century A.D. Don't miss it!

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