On Friday, February 14, the students of the UNED Senior of Xàbia and Dénia made an excursion to the archaeological site of Peña Negra de Crevillente with the company of their teacher Patricia Miñana of the "Mesopotamia. Origin of Civilization" course at the Uned Senior in Xàbia.
This large area (40 hectares) is of extraordinary importance because it is where the remains of the ancient protohistoric city of Herna, cited by the Latin poet Avieno, are located.
This walled city dates from the period of the end of the Bronze Age and the Orientalizing period, that is, from the XNUMXth century BC to the XNUMXth century BC when it is abandoned.
Currently there is an archeology team at the site and the students were able to enjoy the archaeological excavation process in situ.
They were guided and guided at all times by the technical archaeologist of the excavation Pablo Camacho Rodriguez where they could observe closely the remains of houses and the city wall by taking a tour from "Els Pontets" (aqueduct of Islamic era) to climb to the top of the rock where the city of Herna is located.
Herna was an important city because it developed an important metallurgical activity, a dump was found that provided one of the best sets of molds for the manufacture of weapons and tools of peninsular protohistory in the eighth century BC or even before.
The students of the UNED Senior could then contemplate in the Archaeological Museum of the city of Crevillent some of the metallurgical molds and objects found in the excavations over the years by the director of the Julio Trelis Museum and the director of the excavation Alberto Lorrio , Professor of Prehistory of the University of Alicante, act with which the excursion was completed.
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