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Prehistoric Interpretation Centre

Diputación de Málaga

Prehistoric Interpretation Centre

This Interpretation Centre aims to provide visitors an understanding of archaeological and environmental values of the Sierra del Camorro, Cuevas de San Marcos and the Sierra Norte of Malaga. Its main focus is in prehistory, as chronocultural period to highlight, showing the progress of humanity for millennia and its relationship to the landscape.
The Centre is located next to the Camorro fault (declared Natural Monument), and is divided into three floors and modules. The first one is conceived as basement and is intended to be used for storing and as laboratory or workshop.
On this one, and using the slope of the land, visitors access from the outside to the permanent exhibition hall, which is the largest area, with an area of about 200 square meters. It is distributed between the reception hall (where the toilets are located) with an area to attend visitors, and an open area with four pillars that divide the space into three similar bodies which shows permanent and temporary exhibitions related to the region and the municipality.
At a higher level there is a temporary exhibition hall, to which access is provided from two points. On the one hand from the inner courtyard, which serves to articulate the different units of the building. On the other hand from the top, that provide access to the third module for audiovisual room, conferences, and cultural activities.
The placement of the pieces has required the setting of some spaces to transmit best expository discourse, such as the climbing module of Villanueva del Rosario, or the reproductions of antiquities. Thus two replicas worth mentioning are an idol made by the laboratories of the Archaeological Museum of Malaga, some Roman and Chalcolithic pieces produced in a Arjonilla (Jaén) workshop, or Islamic pieces made by al-Yarrar Pottery of Granada. Also highlight the resin recreations of carrots, bowls, flint and caves (with a figure of a Neanderthal man in the cave of Belda). Also a large model that recreates the habitat Belda Medina has been made.

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