Monte Miravete project – 19th century Archaeology in Murcia (Spain).

Hi everybody,

Monte Miravete Project is a project based on the study of a 19th century forgotten remains. Nobody took a look at this site, where we have found more than 84 structures and 27 quarries of the mining in the region, which was important to the maintenance of the traditional lifestyles in the so-called La Huerta. Here we mix immaterial and material Heritage, and also the use of ethnographic data by the old people of the town of Torreagüera and the archaeological method of survey.


In addition to this, we have started a dissemination campaign, because we are carrying out the project under own our money, without more support than that given by Cajamurcia Foundation to the dissemination of the project.

To study these structures is essential to exploit the sporadic tourism in the area represented in the walkers and hikers, and also to protect the remains which are in high danger of disappearance.


To preserve the remains to show to the young people and local communities, and to recover the experiences of the old people who lived there is to create consciousness about the Past and the memory of past experiences. Last but not least, to create a new framework to develop projects of Contemporary Archaeology or Archaeology of Contemporary Past is very interesting in this project.


In our first campaign, this survey runs until the 20th of August. Come on!

Thank you!

José A. Mármol


Archaeo-drome project. Being teachers to be archaeologists!

Hi everybody,

It’s a pleasure to join Day of Archaeology 2016. Today I wish to share our project in Murcia (Spain), the Archaeodrome. This is a project based on the excavation of a site with teens, kids and people of the local communities, in order to engage young people in Archaeology labours. Also it is useful for us, young archaeologists without jobs, to be archaeologists but through being teachers.

We do this every summer, in July, in collaboration with the Murcia City Council, Cepaim foundation, and La Estación communitarian center, and also with our association Arqueología de Guardia.


This year 2016 an amount of 15 young people participated in the Archaeodrome excavation, as you can see in the pics. Further, it helps me to develop creative practices in the context of an archaeological excavation, thinking theoretical and practically in Creative Archaeology and the blurring of the frontiers between Art and Archaeology.



See you!

Best regards,

José A. Mármol