The campaign began last Friday, July 19 and will last until August 9, with a total of 20 participants from the United Kingdom, Australia, the United States, Sweden, Uruguay, and of course Spain;
and being in front as directors: the professor emeritus Dr. Michael Walker, the professor Dra. María Haber, and the archaeologist D. Mariano López.
The Councilor for Culture and Tourism, Raúl Lledó, accompanied by members of the Municipal Corporation, wished to welcome the archaeologists, technicians and volunteers who are working in the 28th Campaign of Official Excavations of the Field School "Sima de las Palomas del Cabezo Gordo ".
Walker, has anticipated that they expect good results in this campaign, interesting discoveries that will be announced next Thursday, August 8, at a press conference, at the Performing Arts Center of Torre Pacheco at 11.00.
The School of Field has offered during the last years a unique opportunity for the international meeting of young people and collaborators, enthusiastic in the search of the roots of Neanderthal Man in the contexts of the practical scientific work in the Sima de las Palomas Gordo , important site of Neanderthal Man and his Mousterian paleolithic industry about 50,000 years ago.
This site occupies a prominent place on the map of human evolution in Europe, known worldwide when talking about Neanderthal, as it is the only one in the peninsula where articulated remains of this hominid have been found.
As every year, people interested in visiting the Sima, and know the work of archaeologists, may do so next Sunday July 28, in the Open Day, organized by the Tourism Office
Source: Ayuntamiento de Torre Pacheco