In ARQUEÒLEGS.CAT we take as a main goal of our work the full recovery and outreach of the local heritage of the territory, with the aim of establishing a bridge between the scientific world and the population.

Thus, the archaeological intervention, the recovery of archaeological sites and their mainte-nance and conservation are only the initial basis to reach the ultimate goal of our work: the out-reach of these elements. Our idea is that the narration of their history, their evolution and inter-pretation must remain visible among the citizens.

Ultimately, the historical and cultural heritage of the towns and people increasingly becomes a source for their wealth, both from the point of view of knowledge of the scientific world and from the touristic side.



The cultivation of wine is documented in ancient times and especially in Roman times it was really important.

This importance was especially relevant in Catalonia, giving birth to an important wine industry that still lasts.

During the first half of the twentieth century many farmers made their own wine.

With this workshop as an excuse, students will know an important... +

Since the invention of the first ceramic objects around 4000 BC, in the Neolithic, both the tech-niques and the uses and forms used have greatly evolved.

In this workshop, students will be able to see the oldest techniques used for the elaboration of pottery.

The activity will have a theoretical part where participants will be able to see and manipulate pottery from different... +

In this workshop, a brief explanation / demonstration will introduce us to the world of the manu-facture and evolution of tools throughout prehistory.

We can see and touch reproductions. After that, children (and those adults who want to join them) will learn to work the silex and to make their own arrowhead, which can be taken as a souvenir.

In this workshop boys and girls will have a group of aromatic and medicinal herbs, from which we will elaborate an aromatic powder with the help of small wooden mortars.

Subsequently, every child will finish tying up his small sack and filling it with our aromatic herbs, which will allow us to obtain a nice bag of smell.

The workshop is complemented by the narration of the “... +

The domination of fire by human beings has been considered one of the great discoveries of our history. At the same time, it was a key for change in our physical and technological evolu-tion.

The fire gave us light, reinforced our hunting tools and gave us warmth and protection against the dangerous animals that harassed the first human communities.

However, the most... +

Art is present in the history of humanity from the dawn of its days, whether with manifestations in the form of paintings, reliefs or small figures that most likely represented our first gods and goddesses.

In this workshop, students will be able to know the different forms of artistic expression during prehistory, their function and the used techniques.

We will learn to paint... +

Dice games, cards and outdoor jogging were common in ancient Rome. In fact, we still practice many of these activities with great devotion. This is the case of Terni Lapilli.

This game has a great similarity to our "three in a row", a game in which you have three chips and you have to try to place them in a row in the board with the opponent trying to prevent it.

The... +

Have you ever considered how the school books were in Roman times? Well, do not worry, with the tabulae workshop we will learn how to use wax tabulae (tablets) and styli to write on it.

We will learn which types of letters the Romans used and on which materials they wrote.

At the end of the workshop each child can take home their own tabulae, to... +

When the knights entered into battle during the Middle Ages, the fighting always took place hand-to-hand. The sword was crucial for the attack. However, the shield as a defensive element was also really important. A good shield could decide the confrontation.

In the present workshop, the young people will be able to build their own wooden shield and later paint them with temperas the... +

During the Middle Ages, the banners rose as the identity sign of each noble house, whether they were kings or noble families.

With colourful tones and symbolic elements that represented them, the language of the banners spread throughout the territories.

In the battlefield or in the great noble meetings, the banners waved to the air the origin of those who brought them and the... +

The technique of painting with egg tempera was really appreciated in the Middle Ages, espe-cially to paint the altarpieces of bright colours decorating the churches.

However, we already find examples in Greek or Roman times and until the appearance of oil painting. In this workshop we will use the egg yolk as a binder and we will mix it with different pigments to make coloured paints.... +

When we usually think about the oil, we immediately associate it with food, forgetting that since the discovery of the fire its fundamental use was to make light. Thus, the most used lighting system in homes was, for many centuries, the one based on ceramic lamps.

With this workshop we will learn in a practical way how the manufacturing process of a Roman lucerna was. Moreover, we will... +

We suggest that you enjoy an educational and fun workshop at the same time, in which we will learn to build our own dolmen.

With their own hands and with the help of the materials that are provided by the monitors, the girls and boys will get to build a small dolmen that they can take to their houses as a souvenir.

The archaeology workshop will allow students to learn how the archaeological method works in the field. We will take the first steps in the world of archaeology through the recreation of an archaeological dig. We will live in first person the discovering of a lot of archaeological pieces and structures hidden under the sand.


Published articles
El Tossal de Baltarga: un nou assentament iberoceterà a la Cerdanya

Joan Oller, Jordi Morera, Oriol Olesti, Oriol Mercadal
Primeres jornades d’arqueologia i paleontologia del Pirineu i Aran.
Coll de Nargó i La Seu d’Urgell, 29 i 30 de novembre de 2013.

Les muralles baixmedievals de l’Arboç

Jordi Morera
V Congrés d’Arqueologia medieval i moderna a Catalunya
Barcelona, 22-25 de maig de 2014

El Castellot de Bolvir. Un vilatge cerdà dels segles XI-XII

Adrià Cubo, Oriol Mercadal, Jordi Morera, Oriol Olesti, Joan Oller
V Congrés d’Arqueologia medieval i moderna a Catalunya
Barcelona, 22-25 de maig de 2014

El Castellot de Bolvir (la Cerdanya): ocupacions ceretana, iberoromana i altmedieval. Campanyes de 2012 i 2013

Jordi Morera, Joan Oller, Oriol Mercadal, Oriol Olesti
XII Jornades d’Arqueologia de les Comarques de Girona
Besalú, 13 i 14 de juny de 2014

El Castellot de Bolvir (la Cerdanya): les intervencions arqueològiques de 2014 i 2015

Jordi Morera, Joan Oller, Oriol Mercadal, Oriol Olesti
XIII Jornades d’Arqueologia de les Comarques de Girona
Banyoles, 10 i 11 de juny de 2016

Seguiment arqueològic realitzat a la N-260 al municipi de Gerri de la Sal
Crisi o invasió?

Josep M. Macias, Jordi Morera, Oriol Olesti, Imma Teixell