Alliance Spain SVIAN011 ARCH 31.07.2008 14.08.2008 18-30
Code: SVIAN011 Year: 2008
Name: FORTALEZA DE LA MOTA
Location: Alcala La Real
Address: School Residence ´SAFA´
Project: ARCH - Archaeology
Initial Date: 31-07-2008 Final Date: 14-08-2008
Min Age: 18 Max Age: 30 Places: 12
Description of Workcamp:
REGION.- Region of Andalucía. Province of Jaén.
DESCRIPTION OF WORK.- The works will be carried out in the south
area of the Monumental Group of Fortaleza de la Mota, in the area
denominated old suburb, in the environment of Santo Domingo´s
Location, cleaning and exhumation of archaeological remains in
the intervention area.
Documentation, cleaning and consolidation.
Application of preventive conservation measures in the affected
Classification, cleaning and washing of the pieces in situ and
Reconstruction of the pieces that their conservation state allows
Graphic, photographic and computer records of the pieces found.
Excursions and visits: Almazara and Quesería, , Córdoba (Madinat
Al Zahra), Granada (Alhambra, Albaicín), Zuheros, Bats´ Cave.
Workshops: restoration, masks and fancy dress, foam rubber
Involvement in the activities organised by the Town Council of
Alcalá la Real.
ACCOMMODATION/FOOD.- School Residence ´SAFA´ - Avenida de Europa,
s/n - Alcalá la Real (Jaen).
LOCATION.- Alcalá la Real is located 75 km. from Jaén, and 57 km.
from Granada. The work will be carried out in the Castle of la
Mota, that is an ancien moslem fortress, rebuilt between XIII and
XV centuries. With its rich history and beautiful surrounds, the
fortress is of both historic and environmental importance. Of
further significance is its location on the important cultural
route, ´Ruta del Califato del Legado Andalusí.
TRAVELLING INSTRUCTIONS.- By bus from Granada and Jaén (ALSINA
MEETING POINT.- The first day, in the afternoon, in the School
LANGUAGES SPOKEN.- English and spanish.
THINGS TO BRING.- Sleeping bag, work clothes, sportswear, sports
and work shoes, water bottle, rucksack, bathing costume,
personal toiletteries, towel, hat, sun protection cream,
international sanitary card for the EU volunteers.
EMERGENCY CONTACTS.- Dirección Provincial del Instituto Andaluz
(Jaén) - Tel. 953 001964 - 953 001960.
Town Hall of Alcalá la Real - Tel. 953 587125 / 953 580000