Geo-mining and archaeological surveys in the surroundings of Fornacis

Between June 6 and 10, 2022, we have carried out geo-mining and archaeological surveys in the surroundings of Hornachuelos-Fornacis. These works are included in Objective A.4. «Mining-metallurgical characterization of the Sierra de Hornachos». Ester Boixereu (IGME), Mark Hunt (US), Alonso Rodríguez (UEx), Ignacio Pavón (UEx), David M. Duque (UEx) and Andrés Roldán (UEx) have participated. […]

Andrés Roldán Díaz, FPI researcher of the Project

Andrés Roldán Díaz

In November, Andrés Roldán Díaz joined the FORNACIS Project team as an FPI researcher. His doctoral thesis will be based on the study of the material culture of the 2nd-1st centuries BC. and its contextualization in the settlement of Beturia, within the Interuniversity Doctorate Program in Landscape Archeology (UJA-UEx).

Fornacis, at the XI International Congress of the SEDPGYM

FORNACIS has been present at the XI International Congress of the SEDPGYM. Historic mining and metallurgy in southwestern Europe. Geology, Mining and Society (Ciempozuelos, Madrid, November 4-7, 2021). A. Rodríguez, I. Pavón and D. M. Duque have presented the communication entitled “Fornacis Project: silver lead mining-metallurgy in the context of the Beturia Túrdula” (Friday, November […]

Isotopic analysis of human bones

Recently, we have carried out in the Provincial Archaeological Museum of Badajoz (PAMB) the sampling of human bones from the Hornachuelos necropolis for isotopic analysis, in order to obtain information on diet and mobility. This task is included in Objective A.2. “Study of the necropolis of Peñascón” (Axis A). The works are being carried out […]

Archeometallurgical analysis

In the last days we have begun in the Provincial Archaeological Museum of Badajoz (PAMB) the archeometric characterization of the mineral, metallic and numerary remains of Fornacis. This task is included in Objective A.3. “Paleoenvironmental and Paleoeconomic Aspects” (Axis A). The works are being carried out by Mark A. Hunt, researcher of the Project, and […]