ONLINE SPEAKER EVENT: Julia Hartman on “El Born Centre for Culture and Memory: A Unique and Exceptional Archaeology Site in Barcelona, Spain.”

Join SCAS for a presentation by Julia Hartmen on “El Born Centre for Culture and Memory: A Unique and Exceptional Archaeology Site in Barcelona, Spain.”

DATE: Thursday, March 11, 2021
PLEASE NOTE: This meeting will take place online using Zoom

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El Born Centre for Culture and Memory is an archaeological site portraying the late medieval city of Barcelona, Spain. Following the sack of Barcelona in 1714, this area of the city was destroyed to make way for a huge citadel. The 8,000 square meter site is unique in that the destruction was planned. All of the buildings are leveled to the same height, cut off at 1.5 to 2 meters above ground level. Since being re-discovered in the year 2000, El Born has become one of the most emblematic and contentious archaeological sites in Barcelona. The site was excavated for ten years, then opened to the public. Julia Hartman visited this unique site in 2019, and is excited to discuss the history of the area, the fight to preserve the site, what the archaeologists have learned, and the work that continues today.

Julia has always had a passion for history and archaeological discovery. She has a Bachelor of Arts in History from Tulane University, in New Orleans. Wanting a change in careers, Julia started taking archaeology and anthropology classes at Cabrillo College, in Aptos, California. After attending the Cabrillo Field School in 2018, she was hired as an Archaeology Project Leader by California State Parks, in the Monterey District. Julia has monitored maintenance, construction and park improvement projects at Asilomar Conference Grounds, Point Lobos State Natural Preserve, and Garrapata State Park. This past year, much of her time has been devoted to artifact management. Julia is also a docent with the San Jose Museum of Art and gives art appreciation lessons to middle school children.  She lives in the Seacliff area of Aptos, with her husband and two dogs. 

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