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Students underwater archeology course draw new remains of Phoenician and Roman eras (15/09/2016)

A plate of the seventh century BC is the oldest piece found by members of the training activity organized by the City and CEPOAT of the University of Murcia

A total of 18 students arrived from as far away as Chile and Malaysia attended since last day 4 and until Sunday 18 September at the second edition of Underwater Archaeology organized by the Department of Historical Heritage of the City of Mazarrón and center for middle Eastern Studies and Late Antiquity at the University of Murcia (CEPOAT).

Students and coordinators are conducting a new campaign of archaeological research in the vicinity of the island of Inside Mazarrón for material recovery and study of the importance of the enclave in Phoenician times.

Like last year, the research team has found new remains of great value and tardoromana Phoenician times.

The oldest piece is a section of a Phoenician dish seventh century BC.

Juan Pinedo, archaeologist and course coordinator, said that the remains found like the previous course will available to the Museum of Mazarrón.

The team on Wednesday received the visit of the Mayor of Mazarrón, Alicia Jimenez, who highlighted the international projection that has Mazarrón when speaking of the Phoenician past, something that has been confirmed by the disparate sources in terms of geography students course participants has doubled the number of places in its second edition.

A Mazarrón have arrived students from universities in France, Italy, Germany, England, Chile and Malaysia and Spanish university of Murcia, Alicante, Madrid, Asturias, Palencia, Sevilla and Balearic Islands.

The course meets three objectives: underwater archaeological training, training in technical diving and applied study and exploration of entrono Island Adentro to understand its importance in the Phoenician period.

With the campaign last year and this year and can be seen locally as a fruitful area in archaeological materials that show the importance of Mazarrón in the trade as the beach of the island was the entrance area of ​​such materials exchange and maritime trade .

Students are directed and coordinated by archaeologists Juan Pinedo, Jose LAJARA, José Javier Martinez, Javier Gomez and Maria Martinez Mayor (city archeologist Mazarrón) and technical diving instructors Jesus Cremades and José Manuel Babarro.

In addition to City Hall and CEPOAT also collaborate in the Federation of Underwater Activities in the Region of Murcia, the diving club Calypso Diving Center Hispania, ArqueoMar, Nido Robotics, Old Town, Intelligence Heritage, the Polytechnic University of Cartagena project the Instituto Murciano Social Action (IMAS) that facilitates their residence facilities for housing Peñasco course participants besides work spaces and rooms.

Source: Ayuntamiento de Mazarrón

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