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The City Council of Calasparra and the University of Murcia sign two collaboration agreements (21/10/2020)

| The agreements have been initialed in the Abrigos del Pozo de Calasparra area by the mayor, Teresa García, and the Rector Magnífico, José Luján | The Mayor of Calasparra, Teresa García, and the Rector of the University of Murcia, José Luján, have signed today, in the Shelters of the Calasparra Well, two collaboration agreements.The first one for the creation of a Permanent University Extension Headquarters, with the aim of establishing a general framework of cooperation between both institutions, through which joint activities will be developed aimed at permanent training, the promotion of culture and education.

sport, and in general, to the achievement of common objectives of the City Council of Calasparra and the University of Murcia.

The agreement will favor and expedite the actions that both institutions carry out in the future through the formalization of specific actions.

This agreement is the result of the cooperation between both entities by the Councilor for Youth, Juan José López, and Marcos Alonso Bote, professor in the department of sociology and director of the Permanent Headquarters of Calasparra, from today.The second agreement is aimed at the construction of an experimental archeology workshop in the Abrigos del Pozo, in order to enable the transfer of knowledge to society, the practical training of university students and previous levels, reflection on of the condition and origins of humanity, as well as the enhancement of an archaeological site of extraordinary cultural value.

This experimental archeology workshop in the surroundings of the Abrigos del Pozo archaeological site, cataloged as an Asset of Cultural Interest, consists of the historical recreation of a small Neolithic town, applying prehistoric techniques and using exclusively materials from the immediate environment.During the event, held in a unique environment, Teresa García, Mayor of Calasparra, José Luján Alcaraz, Magnificent Rector of the University of Murcia, Joaquín Lomba Maurandi, professor in the Department of Prehistory, Archeology, Ancient History, Medieval History and Sciences participated and Historiographic Techniques and Marcos Alonso Bote Díaz, professor in the Department of Sociology.

All of them have underlined the benefit of this collaborative relationship between both institutions for society as a whole.

Also, the importance of conserving and protecting these cultural assets, making them visible to the public.After the signing of both agreements, the attendees, among whom were the councilors of culture, Antonio Merino, and youth, Juan José López, and the councilor of education, Cristina Ruiz, have visited the Abrigos del Pozo, guided by the Professor Joaquín Lomba and Miguel San Nicolás del Toro, Head of the Historical Heritage Service of the Autonomous Community.The visit ended at the Cabezo Negro volcano, one of the places that arouses the most geological interest due to its imposing black wall of lava.

As it cooled, the rock took the shape of a prism, which is what gives it a strange beauty.

Although it is its composition that has made it world famous for being an ultra-potassium rock, a rarity in the world of geology."These two collaboration agreements between the University of Murcia and the Calasparra City Council are a firm commitment on the part of this Government Team to conserve and value our cultural assets, bringing them closer to the general public." Teresa García declared during her speech.

Source: Ayuntamiento de Calasparra

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