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Techniques and Materials on the Archaeology of Moratalla (17/05/2011)

Coinciding with the celebration on 18 May International Museum Day, Rock Art Center "Home of Christ" is hosting this exhibition of archaeological materials, the result of various special deliveries to the City of Moratalla.

Materials that constitute a small sample of temporal and cultural variety present in Moratalla undoubtedly still uncharted territory and that the future holds for new surprises.

Without giving full chronological approach, the more than seventy pieces in the exhibition is organized around the main raw materials of the archaeological record cabinet (stone, clay, metal, bone ...), illustrating the evolution of human societies through different techniques and technologies of lithic industry carved or polished (arrowheads, hammers, flakes, axes, adzes, hand mills and Roman ...), the manufacture of ornaments (stone pendants, perforated shells. ..), prehistoric pottery, Roman and medieval (Neolithic bowls, lucerne and Roman dishes, fragments with different techniques of decoration ...), metallurgy (different types of arrows, spears, buckles, sling projectiles ... ) or Roman coins and medieval (Christian and Islamic).

This exhibition inaugurates the new space to the Archaeological Museum of Murcia has established Rock Art Center, involving the installation of eight display cases for exhibiting archaeological content to enhance and complement the exhibition 'of the Centre, making available public new elements of the regional archaeological heritage.

In parallel and in the context of the activity "Piece of the month" are presented in the Archaeological Museum of Murcia various archaeological materials from the Bronze Age and late Roman Iberians from the collections of archaeological sites currently moratalleros custody on MAM ( Bagile, Los Molinos, La Puerta ... among others).

"This was done. Techniques and materials on archeology of Moratalla" has been made possible through collaboration between the Archaeological Museum of Murcia, the Center for the Study of Prehistory and Rock Art and the City of Moratalla ...

and of course thanks to the people who unselfishly have been providing these materials, thus contributing to knowledge and dissemination of our past.

Source: Ayuntamiento de Moratalla

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