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Campaña arqueológica en el yacimiento de La Tellerola (Villajoyosa, Alicante)

El Proyecto Tellerola es un proyecto de excavación, investigación, puesta en valor y difusión de un yacimiento arqueológico del término municipal de Villajoyosa (Alicante) encabezado por jóvenes estudiantes y graduados en Historia de la Marina Baixa.

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Micropatronage to recover a key archaeological site in Villajoyosa.

The Tellerola Project, formed by a group of young researchers in history and archeology, has just launched a crowdfunding campaign that would allow obtaining the necessary funds to proceed with the excavation of the eponymous site. This archaeological site, located at the top of a beach near the coastal Torres hill, can be crucial to recover a part of the history of ancient Iberian town of Villajoyosa which until now was unknown. Its excavation constitutes a priority because of the structures of the site are at ground level. In addition, the erection of a spontaneous memorial on the site has favored the removal of some stones from its walls. Therefore, the purpose of the project is to carry out the excavation of the main structure of the settlement so as to guarantee its protection and conservation. On the other hand, if sufficient funds are collected, restoration and enhancement of the site will be engaged. The project has the advice of the Municipal Section of Archaeology and Ethnography Museum of Villajoyosa.

In fact, the scientific interest of the Tellerola does not lie in the pieces which may be found and which are likely to be very common and humble, but rather in the fact that their structures might correspond to those of a coastal watchtower from Iberian or Ibero-Roman era . This working hypothesis is motivated by the privileged strategic position of the site, which controls both the sea and the road running along the coast of the district of Marina Baixa. The visual control of the territory could explain the function of this building. According to the date of the found materials, it may be one of the Turres Hannibalis ( "Hannibal Towers »), Carthaginians fortified enclosures erected on high hills in times of the 2nd Punic War, at the end of the third century B.C.; without excluding the possibility that it may be a control tower Iberian coast, or part of the system of military forts of Sertorian Wars (82-72 B.C.) as recently proposed by the University of Alicante. The site, of course, does not seem like the religious coastal sanctuary Malladeta in Villajoyosa- or a domestic rural settlement.

The campaign is carried out through the Verkami platform. Their goal is to achieve at least 2,100 € for the project implementation. They have 40 days to achieve that objective.

"We believe that with the cooperation of everybody is possible to recover one of the strategic fields of Villajoyosa. We are totally open to patrons and both individuals and corporate sponsors to help us make this possible. In return, we offer guided tours, project t-shirts, etc. All rewards are detailed on Verkami website. With very little you can build a lot "- says Antonio Sellés, archaeologist and developer of the project, who will submit the obtained funds to the regional administration for approval.

If the working hypothesis of the research team are confirmed, Villajoyosa could have a new BIC (Bien de Interés Cultural, site of Cultural Interest), meaning a heritage listed with the highest degree of protection that can be granted, since castles and similar structures possess this status automatically. To contact the team, you can refer to [email protected], by phone at 618 970 103 or by going directly to the website of the Verkami platform (http://www.verkami.com/projects/14627).



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  • Proyecto Tellerola

    Proyecto Tellerola

    over 7 years

    Hola María Ángeles, en los próximos días o quizás como muy tarde durante la semana que viene os ofreceremos todas las novedades al respecto.

  • María Ángeles Cabeza Llorca

    María Ángeles Cabeza Llorca

    over 7 years


    Quería saber cuándo se van a llevar a cabo las visitas guiadas al yacimiento y mi hermana, Ana Cabeza,pregunta si se sabe algo de la camiseta.


  • Proyecto Tellerola

    Proyecto Tellerola

    over 7 years

    Por supuesto.

  • Marcos Bella

    Marcos Bella

    over 7 years


    He visto con atencion este proyecto y he hecho una pequeña aportación.

    Me pregunto si puedo hacer una aportación en nombre de otra persona, es decir, pago yo, pero esa otra persona recibe la recompensa.


#03 / La Tellerola será excavada por primera vez.

El Proyecto Tellerola, un proyecto de excavación, investigación, puesta en valor y difusión de un yacimiento arqueológico del término municipal de Villajoyosa (Alicante) encabezado por jóvenes estudiantes y graduados en Historia y Arqueología de varios puntos de la geografía española, ya ha conseguido el objetivo de financiación básico para llevar a cabo parte de sus objetivos. No obstante, la campaña permanece abierta a la espera de conseguir los fondos necesarios para hacer visitable el yacimiento e incluso para la publicación del estudio en una monografía.

“Entre tod@s hemos conseguido los 2.100€ que solicitábamos, si bien, no nos rendimos aún. Ahora queremos obtener financiación para poder realizar la restauración y la puesta en valor de este yacimiento que puede ser clave para… read more

#01 / Micromecenazgo para recuperar un yacimiento arqueológico clave de Villajoyosa.

El Proyecto Tellerola, formado por un grupo de jóvenes investigadores en historia y arqueología, acaba de lanzar una campaña de micromecenazgo que le permitiría la obtención de los fondos necesarios para proceder a la excavación del yacimiento homónimo. El sitio arqueológico, que se localiza en la cumbre de un cerro costero muy próximo a la playa del Torres, puede ser fundamental para recuperar una parte de la historia de la antigua ciudad ibérica de Villajoyosa que hasta el momento resultaba desconocida. Su excavación es prioritaria, pues parte de las estructuras del yacimiento se encuentran a flor de tierra. Además, la erección de un monumento espontáneo sobre el yacimiento ha favorecido la extracción de algunas piedras de sus muros. Por ello, la… read more

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