The objective of the work camp will be the excavation and archaeological documentation of the Roman town of El Prado (Viver, Castellon), which has been partially excavated and which is immersed in a (first) action of valorization.
The work camp aims to give a global vision of archeology, from its praxis to its function as a catalyst for tourism. This will be done, from work inherent in these excavation processes, such as cleaning and cataloging of recovered materials; until the cultural visits to sites and talks related to the archaeological discipline (legislation, periodization, virtual archeology…), ending with an example of putting value and exposing the results to the population that hosts it.
The volunteers are housed in the Escuela Hogar Building, located at Avenida de Diputacion 2, Viver 12460 (Castellon) at the entrance of the town, but at 150m. from the center.
The accommodation has a kitchen and dining room, perfectly equipped.
It has sufficient and complete furniture for the places available. It also has a washing machine service.
There are classrooms for different uses for yoga or gymnastics, another with paddle chairs for meetings and a small office. On the third floor, the rooms are rooms with 50 beds between bunk beds and single beds, distributed in rooms of 6, 4 and 2 beds. There is also a room with sofas and chairs for resting, reading, six showers and Waters and 10 toilets. We have enough bedding for all the beds: sheets, blankets and bedspreads.
On the fourth floor there is a small workshop and terrace to hang clothes.
The Roman town of El Prado is located 3 kilometers northwest of the municipality of Viver, in the Los Cabillos, and occupies an approximate area of 2,750 m2, on the left bank of the Huron ravine.
It is a rustic villa of the high imperial period (between the first and third centuries AD), which is partially excavated, in which various rooms and dependencies typical of these sites have been documented.
Excursions and visits.
Workshops and training and leisure activities, etc.
Evening activities, group dynamics, sports activities, games,
These activities will be coordinated by a team of entertainment professionals.
It will be presented a plan of cultural and leisure, to be developed by volunteers during evenings and weekends which will complement the voluntary work
The work camp is organized by Instituto Valenciano de la Juventud (IVAJ)and the Viver City Council.
The City Council of Viver, since 2016, has been developing a research project, focused on the excavation, consolidation and enhancement, in the Roman site of El Prado.