Objectives

FORNACIS is focused on two main lines of action, each entailing its own specific objectives and activities: A) Furthering knowledge about the oppidum at Hornachuelos-Fornacis within the historical context of Beturia and southwestern Hispania; and B) Developing the scientific and heritage-related dimension of the oppidum at Hornachuelos-Fornacis within the framework created by the Alba Plata Project and in collaboration with the project’s EPOs.

Line A. Furthering knowledge about the oppidum at Hornachuelos-Fornacis within the historical context of Beturia and southwestern Hispania

A.1. Description of the defences, urban design and stratigraphy of the oppidum.

A.2. Study of the necropolis at Peñascón.

A.3. Paleoenvironmental and paleoeconomic aspects.

A.4. Mining and metallurgical characterisation of Sierra de Hornachos.

A.5. Integrated analysis of the material culture and chronology.

A.6. Integration of Hornachuelos-Fornacis into the historical issue of Beturia and the Romanising process in southwestern Hispania.

Line B. Developing the scientific and heritage-related dimension of the oppidum at Hornachuelos-Fornacis within the framework created by the “Alba Plata” Project.

B.1. Scientific dissemination of the findings.

B.2. Heritage dissemination in society.

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3D Georadar Survey

3D Georadar Survey of the Hornachuelos-Fornacis oppidum has begun. This task is included within Objective A.1. “Definition of defenses, urbanism

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The oppidum of Fornacis in the historical context of Beturia

Archaeology and heritage of a landscape of the Roman conquest