What is it?

The Proyecto Nuraghe is an international research project and a training course, organized by the Ilustre Colegio Oficial de Doctores y Licenciados en Filosofía y Letras y en Ciencias de Sevilla y Huelva, with the participation of the University of Seville and the University of Cagliari.

Focus on the digging and documentation procedures

The project is structured in yearly research seasons and is focused on the excavation and promotion of one of the most important sites in the Southwest of Sardinia – the Nuraghe Candelargiu in San Giovanni Suergiu.

The Proyecto Nuraghe combines the archaeological training and the involvement of the local citizens in the promotion and protection of their heritage with the international cooperation values.

The learners will be actively involved in every step of the project and will learn how to organize each phase of the archaeological research, from the first planning on a site to the organization of its promotion and public enjoyment.


Where are we digging?

The Nuraghe Candelargiu Complex is located in the Southwestern area of Sardinia, in the municipality of San Giovanni Suergiu, near the city of Carbonia and some other archaeological sites of Phoenician Era, such as Monte Sirai.

It’s a Nuragic settlement that, despite its great interest and monumental nature, has never been investigated before.

You’ll know the whole area under a historical and natural point of view.

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What will you be doing?

You’ll take part in the 2016 season and you’ll follow lessons and practical training.

The learners are actively involved in every step of the project,

which means that you’ll learn at first hand the various research lines developed on the site.



Dates of 2016 Season

Depending on the plan you choose, you can join us for the whole course or one shift

2016 Season
From September 4th to October 2th, 2016
Frist Shift 2016
From September 4th to September 18th, 2016
Second Shift 2016
From September 18th to October 2th, 2016

Each shift has limited places

The activity is structured in two main blocks:


I. Archaeological field excavation:

- Survey
We’ll study this investigation methodology, its planning and so on.
- Excavation
We’ll see how to get the digging off the ground, its organization, methodology, best practices.
How to compile a good excavation journal.
- Stratigraphy
We’ll learn how to identify a stratigraphic sequence in a real site.
- Archaeological record
We’ll study and practice the different methodologies for documenting the data (photography, topography…).

II. Archaeological workshops:

- Data processing
In this laboratory we’ll learn how to organize the information collected during the excavation and how to process them at the end of the field stage.
- Analysis of the archaeological evidence
This workshop will focus on the study of the finds coming from the site, which will later be displayed in the local museum.
- Enhancement and promotion of the site
With the help of the learners we’ll study how to promote the site. Moreover we’ll evaluate and analyze its chances and we’ll build research and promotion projects to be realized in the following season.
- Sardinian history
In this laboratory we’ll approach the history of the island, especially the Nuragic civilization, through classes and visiting some interesting sites in the surroundings.

Fantastic archaeological experience!!!

This experience is fantastic, both on the scientific side and on the human side. It offers the learners the opportunity to study in a real archaeological project and to live with students from Spain, Italy and other countries.Dr. Ferrer Albelda, University of Seville

You learn, you live together, you grow up!

Thanks to the characteristics of the project, to the involvement of the local community and to the scientific importance, this is a very enriching experience both on the archaeological and on the personal relationship point of view. Dra. Rodríguez Gutiérrez, University of Seville

This project considers every step of the archaeological research

The Proyecto Nuraghe at the Nuraghe Candelargiu has a great importance because it considers every step of the typical research in an archaeological site: bibliographical research, collection of oral testimony, survey, excavation, restoration and promotion. The active involvement of the local community is also a strong incentive to make the citizenship aware of the protection of its own cultural heritage. Dra. Sabrina Cisci, archaeologist of Soprintendenza Archeologica della Sardegna