A talk on the latest excavations in the 'Cova del Barranc del Migdia’, Xàbia and ‘La Cova del Comte’, Pedreguer.
Joaquim Bolufer Marqués Municipal archaeologist and director of the Museum of Xabia & Pascual Costa Cholbi.
The two archaeologists will report on the results of last summer’s excavations in both caves.
Along with collective burials, the most important aspect of these sites are their unique set of paintings. The paintings are a recognised part of Spain's cultural heritage and by UNESCO as a World Heritage site.
The Montgó site dates from the Neolithic and Chalcolithic period, about 4500 years ago, and that in Pedreguer from 18,000 to 4,000 years ago.. The paintings vary from representations of animals and men to more fanciful swirls and geometric lines. There will be an opportunity to study photographs of the paintings and also learn more about the people who painted these pictures.
The talk will be in castellano with resumés available in valenciano and English.
Stay afterwards and enjoy a drink and an informal chat