ARTE RUPESTRE

Enclave:

Corenal de Abajo Tumuli

  • Locality :Laspua
  • Municipality :Laspua
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  • Listed status :
  • Cultural Sequence :Bronze Age

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    Description

    The site consists of relatively circular mounds of stones that are approximately 3 m in diameter. These mounds are at least four megalithic constructions of the tumuli type, though it is possible that there may be more hidden by the vegetation.
    In general, the stones in these mounds are placed irregularly, though some have obviously been placed in a deliberate manner, forming a kind of cist at the centre of the circle.

    Given the vigorous plant life that covers the entire area, it proved impossible to identify any archaeological material during the sounding. However, the nearby fields produced a number of finds, a Mousterian point or double converging scraper (much older than the tumuli) and a sliver of quartzite, evidence of the presence of people in prehistoric times.

    Excavation

    Survey. Javier Rey. 2006.