(Español) Inicio de Campaña 2013 y novedades

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The IMBEAC releases its website

Today, we are pleased to present the new IMBEAC’s internet site.

The IMBEAC (Monte Bernorio Institute of Ancient Studies of the Cantabric), the scientific institute that manages the ‘Monte Bernorio in its Environment’ Project, finally has its own webpage. It displays information about the activities we carry out, our publications, the team that makes up the IMBEAC and, very soon, the different Archaeological Projects we are developing.

The IMBEAC’s website, as well as ‘Monte Bernorio in its Environment’ Project’s, will be uploaded constantly, offering new content, that will complement the current information about the institution.

You can visit the webpage by clicking on the following link:  www.imbeac.com

We hope you like it!


Patrons for the 2013 Season of Archaeological Excavations

Summer is coming, probably followed by our next season of archaeological excavations. Each of our seasons depends on the contribution of the councils of the area (last year, Barruelo de Santullán‘s and Pomar de Valdivia‘s). However, to support the ‘Monte Bernorio in its Environment’ Project, individual’s contributions are also essential. These contributions not only allow us to dig (paying supplies, tools, petrol, etc.) but also, to make a series of tests, as radiocarbon dating, important to the development of our researches. They also allow the maintenance of this website, which we use to inform about the development of said researches and any news related to the project.

As always, you can contribute through our bank account (La Caixa, nº cuenta: 6424 21 00087098). But this year we have also created a PayPal button for the Blog. This way, contributing is so much easier and safer, as well as available to all credit or debit cards.

Any amount of money, even the smallest, is a great help. In exchange, whether you are a company or an individual, you will be included in our sponsors list, which will soon be published in this website.


New publications: Kobie and ArqueoWeb

This week, we bring you two new downloadable articles written by the ‘Monte Bernorio’ Archaeological Project team and published in two different scientific magazines.

The first one is ‘Monte Bernorio hillfort in the historical Cantabria. Nine centuries of History’, written by Jesús Francisco Torres Martínez (Kechu), Antxoca Martínez Velasco and Susana de Luis Mariño. This article constitutes an update of current knowledge on Monte Bernorio: defences, town planning, material culture and evidence of its destruction by the Roman army. It is published in Kobie: palaeoanthropology series, number 31, and it can be downloaded here.

The second article, ‘Rethinking Romanization of Cantabri and Astures’, by Santiago Domínguez Solera, offers a approach to the romanization of these peoples. It is published in ArqueoWeb, number 14, and it’s available for download here.

You can find more articles written by our team in the ‘Publications’ section of our website.

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Presentation: “Aguilar, Barruelo and Reinosa during the Civil War”

Tomorrow, May the 4th, Felipe Ruiz Alonso will be presenting his book “Aguilar, Barruelo and Reinosa during the Civil War: offensive of the northern battle front Palencia-Santander”. The presentation will take place in the assembly room of La Compasión, in Aguilar de Campoo, at 12:00.

Felipe RuizAs it can be deduced by its title, this work deals with the events that took place in the villages of Aguilar de Campoo, Barruelo de Santullán, Reinosa and their surroundings during the Spanish Civil War. During the War, Monte Bernorio must have been a key strategic position, given its location between the provinces of Palencia, Santander and Burgos, as well as the control of communication routes and the surrounding villages that could be easily established. Those were the reasons why it became, once again, an important battlefield, as it had been during the Cantabrian Wars. This time in the confrontation between Nationals and Republicans.

The relevance of Monte Bernorio is highlighted in the book, in which Felipe Ruiz dedicates to this place an important part of one of its chapters, which also contains some photographs lent by “Monte Bernorio in its Environment” Project. One of them can be seen in the cover, and depicts the famous “Parapet of Death”, a bunker that is still preserved on the summit of Monte Bernorio.

We encourage you to assist to the presentation: Saturday May 4th, 12:00 AM. Assembly room, La Compasión (C/ Modesto Lafuente, s/n), Aguilar de Campoo.

Presentación Guerra Civil