Archaeological work camp in the Pyrenees

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Soort werk
Archeologie, Cultuur, Natuur
14 t/m 29 mei
Aantal deelnemers
15 (7 mannen en 8 vrouwen)

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The purpose of this work camp is is to recover the archeological site of the area. Participants will learn about culture, nature, and participate in different activities of preservation and conservation of the site. The objective is to clean the area of the site as well as start excavations.

The technical work that will be carried out in the field of work consists, in general, in different tasks related to the recovery of the archeological site, such as:
- Beginning of excavations of part of the structure of the site according to the considerations of the archaeological technician.
- Clear inside the site, especially in peak season → Growing pines that threaten structures.
- Clear the perimeter of the site → Especially ditches.
- Cleaning and reduction of the mass of forest in the part closest to the head of the hill and the site.

The work is outdoor, if the weather is not good we will have the chance to do indoor activities.
The working hours will be in the mornings from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. (aprox.) from five days per week. Volunteers will have a break in the morning for rest and refreshments. However, depending on weather conditions, the timetable may be modified (advance or delay its start and end). in the afternoon and night will be a leisure time.
It’s possible that some people from the villages around come to the work camp to see the work and to help.

Onderstaande informatie komt direct van onze partnerorganisatie en wordt daarom niet in het Nederlands weergegeven.

The accommodation is a terrain called "La Borda de Llagunes". To get there check:,+Lleida/@42.3700503,1.1898,18z/data=!4m16!1m7!3m6!1s0x12a6086afbb91d39:0x629392d446ee2479!2s25566+Llagunes,+Lleida!3b1!8m2!3d42.3696979!4d1.1903593!4m7!1m0!1m5!1m1!1s0x12a6086afbb91d39:0x629392d446ee2479!2m2!1d1.1903593!2d42.3696979
Is located in the forest. in this map we indicate the way to arrive to the camping: it is 10 minuts walking from the road.

The volunteers will sleep in tents (the organization will try to have tents for 4 people and the volunteers will decide if they want to be together in the same tent or separated by gender). They need to bring their own sleeping bag and mattress.
In the camp will be a hose to take a shower and to clean, everything in the camp is outdoors. However, we give the chance to the volunteers to take an indoor hot shower in a hostel located in Llagunes Village.
The camp is 1600 meters high and it is located in the Catalan Pyrenees. In the evening, night and early morning, it could be cold so we recommend bringing warm clothes. Also as the work camp is located in a high and mountainous location, it is possible to have rain and little storms so we recommend to bring rain clothes.

The volunteers will prepare the food, organize teams for cleaning, for cooking, for keeping the camp. The food will be cooked for the team. The kitchen will be outside and it is made up of floor stoves; if the weather is not good there is a kind of house next to the camp where we could stay and use for cooking or activities

IMPORTANT: there is no electricity in the camp (no phone charge available).

Onderstaande informatie komt direct van onze partnerorganisatie en wordt daarom niet in het Nederlands weergegeven.

In the free time you will enjoy nature, with excursions to mountains, rivers, woods and you will discover the heritage in the Vall de Siarb.
There are different possibilities of leisure activities the group can do in the area:

1. Hiking to Sort: excursion which, linking roads and trails, connects Llagunes with the wonderful and unknown valley site (estimate time: 4 hours).
2. Ascension to Torreta de l’Orri: an excellent opportunity to climb and discover the Siarb Valley. Changing height will open different views on the landscapes. And once being on the top, we're going to enjoy an incredible lookout all over the Pyrenees (Estimated time: 6 hours).
3. Visit the Comes de Rubió Refuge: Day out in the nearest Refuge, Comes de Rubió, an indescribable place in the southern slope of the Torreta de l'Orri.

Onderstaande informatie komt direct van onze partnerorganisatie en wordt daarom niet in het Nederlands weergegeven.

The organization in charge of the work camp is Terra Roia - an association that aims to recover and preserve the Siarb Valley road network, through which it articulates, connects and disseminates the cultural and natural heritage of the valley.
In 2019, the Association País de Terra Roia was born for the management of the Museu de Camins (Path’s Museum). It works closely with the Soriguera City Council, the municipality where the project is being developed, and the Alt Pirineu Natural Park to take the project forward, together with other administrations and entities. Since then, the Terra Roia has been in charge of managing the following areas of the Museum: activities and visits, training, research, oral memory, communication, financing and management and internal organization.

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Since 2016, work camps have been developed to recover paths and since 2019 there is a project that frames it: the Museu de Camins. For the past 7 summers, therefore, work camps have been developed in the Siarb Valley to recover paths. This year, after having done this task on the roads (that is, in the corridors of the Museum), the aim is to take a step forward and carry out the field of work in the main room of the Museu de Camins: : The Medieval Village of Santa Creu de Llagunes. The objective of this work camp is to carry out excavations in the Medieval Despoblat after 10 years without carrying out any archaeological intervention.
The depopulated Santa Creu de Llagunes, where there are remains of a medieval fortified enclosure built on top of an early human settlement dating back to around 1,500 BC. It is the largest archaeological site excavated at height in Catalonia; It is declared a BCIL and is part of the Archaeological Charter of the "Generalitat de Catalunya".

The Depopulated Medieval Village of Santa Creu de Llagunes is a very important place for the population of the valley (Vall de Siarb) because it has an interesting cultural and history relevance; during more than 30 years different organizations and companies has been working in the Depopulated Village and restart the archaeological work will be a refresh for the valley and the people.

Het inschrijfgeld voor dit project bedraagt € 345, exclusief € 50 korting voor studenten en jongeren onder de 18.

Archaeological work camp in the Pyrenees




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Aantal vrijwilligers

15 (7 mannen en 8 vrouwen)


18 t/m 29 jaar