Monte Bernorio

(Español) Geolodía en Monte Bernorio

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(Español) Seminario X Aniversario: nuevo horario

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(Español) Exposición Fotográfica X Aniversario de Monte Bernorio

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XI Symposium at the Palencia Museum: New Discoveries on Palentine Archaeology

Next Tuesday, December 10th, we will be at the XI Symposium: New Discoveries on Palentine Archaeology, organized by the Palencia Museum.

Jesús Francisco Torres, director of the ‘Monte Bernorio in its Environment Project’ will give a lecture: “The preroman site of Monte Bernorio (Villarén de Valdivia)”, in which he will reveal, for the first time, an important discovery.

During the rest of the week you will also be able to attend to several other lectures:

  • Thursday, December 12th: “About the origin of the Palentine city. The excavation of the site of Las Nazarenas” – Javier Quintana López
  • Tuesday, December 17th. “The excavation of the medieval abandoned village of Santa María de la Aldea (Baltanás)” – Eva María Martín Rodríguez
  • Thursday, December 19th. “Archaeological excavations at St. Pelayo’s Monastery (Cevico Navero) – Ángel L. Palomino Lázaro y Manuel Moratinos García.

They will all take place at the Conference Room of the Museum of Palencia at 19:30 (Plaza del Cordón, I).

XI ciclo conferencias Museo Palencia

End of Season Survey 2013

If you follow us via Facebook and/or Twitter, you probably know already that we spent last week surveying the surroundings of Monte Bernorio. Our goal: locating Iron Age archaeological sites, by checking out information about possible settlements, and exploring areas with favourable conditions for settlements of said period. This way, we aim to study, not only the fortified city of Monte Bernorio, but also its context, locating and studying sites that can be related to it.

We also went up Monte Bernorio to register, using our GPS, the defensive terraces that surround the oppidum, and surely made it difficult for the Romans to conquer it.

The weather wasn’t especially good. It was cold, windy and snowy. But the results were good and we accomplished our tasks. With these last works, the 2013 Season finally came to an end. The only thing that lasts is the lab work we do at the Complutense University of Madrid every week.

We leave you with a photo gallery of this week’s survey: