LAC2024 Conference Field Trips

To complement the Conference Sessions the LAC2024 Organising Committee has arranged 2 field trips for June 14. Both archaeological sites are located approximately 1 hour from Alcala.

  • Departure from the conference venue at 9.30 am
  • Return to the same point 2 pm
  • Participant numbers in each trip are limited
  • Time and departure locations are subject to change
  • Each field trip will be guided by an expert on the archaeological site.

RECCOPOLIS: A VISIGOTHIC URBAN FOUNDATION (Zorita de los Canes, Guadalajara)

Reccopolis is the sole archaeologically-attested Visigothic city founded in the Iberian Peninsula. Created under King Leovigild in A.D. 576, the city played a notable role in the landscape, persisting as the focal point of the territory through to the 8th century AD. This visit offers an overview of the most recent results from the project undertaken in and around Reccopolis, which in the last two decades has concentrated on the principal building structures of the city and has drawn much from the discipline of Landscape Archeology, enabling a fuller understanding of the agrosystem, the character and structure of rural occupation and exploitation, and a greater awareness of environmental conditions across the Early Middle Ages in the territory of the Central Plateau of the Iberian Peninsula.

Lauro Olmo-Enciso (Professor of Archaeology. Universidad de Alcalá)

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THE VALLEY OF THE NEANDERTHALS ARCHAEOLOGICAL PARK (Pinilla del Valle, Madrid)

The Valley of the Neanderthals Archaeological Park is situated 100 km north of Madrid. It is home to several karst sites from the Middle and Late Pleistocene, located on a small hill overlooking the Pinilla reservoir. The park boasts a natural environment of high ecological value and is situated close to the Sierra de Guadarrama National Park. These sites are rich in paleontological and archaeological evidence, with numerous occupations from the Middle and Upper Paleolithic periods. The Des-Cubierta Cave, one of the most notable sites in the park, contains an accumulation of large mammal crania produced by Neanderthals, which is believed to be the strongest evidence of their symbolic behaviour in relation to the prey they hunted and consumed.

Belén Marquez Mora and Cesar Laplana (The Neanderthals Valley Archaeological Research Team)

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