The Municipality of Buenavista del Norte and the General Directorate of Youth of the Government of the Canary Islands will launch an archeology work camp, in which ten young people will excavate the Guanche site in Tenerife Arenas 3, after two years without carrying out this type of project due to the health situation.
Esteban Lorenzo, Councilor for Cultural Heritage, explained that this work camp “will contribute to the project on cultural heritage that is being developed on the coast of the municipality,” according to the City Council in a statement.
In this way, ten young people from the archipelago, most of them humanities students from Canarian universities, will contribute to the completion of the archaeological work begun in the 1990s in this enclave and will form part of the studies, recovery and enhancement of this archaeological space associated with the coastal heritage of the municipality.
Among the actions to be carried out by the participating students, the exterior and interior cleaning of the cave, the removal of vegetation, the superficial prospecting of the entire plot and the laboratory work stand out.
The project at the Guanche site in Tenerife will be carried out on August 8 and 26
The project, which will take place between August 8 and 26, will deal with the archaeological method and the study of culture aboriginal materialpractice of prospecting with GPS, the making of registration sheets along the coast and the collection of surface material by sectors.
In addition, some of the proposals designed for the field of work are open to the general population, as is the case of the series of conferences on archaeological heritage.
Lorenzo has detailed that in these presentations “we will talk about the heritage projects of Buenavista, the children’s funerary contexts in Tenerife, the first contact of the fauna of the Canary Islands with the first settlers or the studies of ancient DNA and archaeology”.
The councilor has also pointed out that “with this activity, -the first of these characteristics to be carried out on the island of Tenerife-, the aim is for youth to have spaces in which to train in archaeological research and cultural heritage, counting for this under the supervision of professionals in the field.