Explanatory workshop on Mojácar La Vieja at the Mojácar public school

The work related to Mojácar la Vieja goes on throughout the year and goes beyond the specific actions carried out at the foot of the dig site.

Along with the tasks which archaeologists and professionals from different disciplines carry out around Mojácar la Vieja, there is the work of informing people about the discoveries being made, not only within the sphere of archaeology professionals, but which also has as a priority making it known and highlighting its importance among Mojácar residents.
On this occasion is was the youngest ones, the 3rd and 4th-year pupils at the Bartolomé Flores Mojácar Public School, who had a master class in their classrooms about the Mojácar la Vieja archaeological site, founded around the 12th century.
Noelia Aguado and Antonio Peralta, part of the University of Granada Memolab biocultural archaeology laboratory and members of the team in charge of the excavation and understanding of the site, held an interesting workshop, explaining to the youngsters the work they are carrying out to investigate the origin and the past of their locality.
Also taken to the classrooms were some of the objects found there: ceramics and animal bones associated with the old Mojácar settlement, which complemented a video with images of the site, the evolution of the excavation work, the interpretation of what has been found up to now and what form the archaeologists think the old Mojácar settlement had.
The pupils attentively followed the archaeologists’ explanations and the details about the objects on show, asking a multitude of questions, which confirms the interest that Mojácar la Vieja arouses among local residents, whatever their age.