Thursday, 2nd November 2023
CALVIÀ PROMOTES ARCHAEOLOGICAL DISSEMINATION IN PUIG DE SA MORISCA PARK
Since January, thousands of people have visited the facilities and surroundings of the Archaeological Park, immersing themselves in our heritage.
The promotion of archeology is carried out through various activities and events for families and students of all ages
The Puig de Sa Morisca Archaeological Park has become an essential space for knowledge and appreciation of the prehistory of Mallorca. In this work line, Calvià promotes archaeological dissemination with its Puig de Sa Morisca Park, where since the beginning of this year, thousands of people have had the opportunity to explore the facilities and surroundings, entering the exciting world of our prehistoric heritage.
Promoting archaeological dissemination through various activities and events gives families and students of all ages the opportunity to experiment with the richness of our past. In this sense, during the month of November and December 2023, a series of activities will be carried out that are added to the educational agenda, ranging from activities for families, talks, experiences, to training courses “Las mañanas de Sa Morisca” (Sa Morisca mornings) on art and objects in Prehistory.
Saturday, 4th November - "Los Esqueletos Juguetones" (The Playful Skeletons): the skeletons of Sa Morisca went to party on Halloween/All Saints' Day and now they need help to get back to their place. It is an opportunity to learn about physical anthropology while solving this mystery. The activity will take place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Puig de Sa Morisca Archaeological Park. It is a workshop for adults and children from 7 to 13 years old with limited places. Registration is free of charge.
Thursday, 9th November -"El Arte en la Prehistoria" (Art in Prehistory): exploration of humanity's first art samples, cave paintings, using the same materials and techniques. The activity will take place from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. in Puig de Sa Morisca Archaeological Park, with limited places and free entry.
Friday, 10th November -"Menorca: de Reserva de la Biosfera a Patrimonio Mundial" (Menorca: from Biosphere Reserve to World Heritage): Dr. Simón Gornés, vice president of the Consell de Menorca, will give a talk at 7 p.m. in the Puig de Sa Morisca Archaeological Park, where the recognition of Menorca by UNESCO will be explored. Admission is free of charge with prior registration.
Thursday, 14th December -"Objetos de la Prehistoria" (Objects of Prehistory): Dr. Manel Calvo, Prehistory professor at the UIB, will guide participants through the most extraordinary objects from the prehistory of the Balearic Islands. The activity will take place from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the Puig de Sa Morisca Archaeological Park, with limited places and free entry.
Friday, 15th December - "Wizün: un viaje al interior de la alfarería mapuche"(Wizün: A journey inside Mapuche pottery) - This presentation and workshop will explore Mapuche ceramics. By Dr. Jaume Garcia-Rosselló, professor at the UIB. The activity will include a Muday tasting, a traditional drink of the Mapuche people made by fermenting cereal grains. Open to the general public with prior registration.
16th and 17th November- Course: Introduction to GIS applied in archeology (15h): this course will address geographic information systems, an essential tool for the research and management of archaeological heritage. Dr. Alejandra Galmés, postdoctoral researcher, will lead the training. Places are limited and registration is free of charge.
From 21st November to 6th February - Course: Delving into the prehistory of the Balearic Islands (15h): this course is designed for active teachers and aims to update knowledge and discover resources to improve the teaching of the prehistory of the Balearic Islands. Places are limited and registration is free of charge in collaboration with the Calvià Teachers' Centre.
27th , 28th , 29th and 30th December - "Sa Morisca en el Neula Parc" (Sa Morisca in Neula Parc): in Neula Parc, children will be able to discover prehistory in a fun way. They will be able to build mini 'navetas' and mini 'talaiots', create prehistoric paintings or make bone necklaces. The activity will take place on 27th December from 4 to 8 p.m. and the rest of the days from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and from 4 to 8 p.m. It is aimed at children from 3 to 12 years old.
The Puig de sa Morisca Archaeological Park, launched by Calvià Town Hall in collaboration with the UIB since 1997, covers more than 45 hectares and contains an outstanding concentration of archaeological sites. The park attracts around 70.000 visitors a year and offers a significant natural, ethnographic and landscape heritage. Its museum will have a permanent exhibition that will explore how contacts between different communities have influenced human evolution over time.
In Puig de Sa Morisca there are remains that range from the Bronze Age, probably from 1.800 BC, to the Almohad period. Its sites are characterised by their rich history and complex configuration, which makes it a valuable testimony of the past.
We invite everyone interested in our prehistoric heritage to participate through a wide range of activities and events. For registration and additional information, you can call 971 13 92 18, send an email to email@example.com or visit @parcsamorisca