A number of different occupation levels have been documented. The first structures — all exclusively Iberian — show continuous occupation from the 2nd c. B.C.E. onwards. The oldest element is a storage pit which three post-holes are associated with. The pit was cut through a number of geological strata and was subsequently filled with gravel and silt that contained a significant quantity of Iberian pottery. The oldest wall — possibly belonging to structures that are not preserved — stands on this leveled surface. During the Ibero-Roman period (2nd – 1st c. B.C.E.), a series of new buildings were attached to this wall forming three areas that are still visible today. As in the rest of the late Republican settlement, the walls are of mud-brick set on a stone foundation; these were discovered in a collapsed state during excavations. It is difficult to say more about the various levels of occupation or the function of these structures since they are still being studied. Nonetheless, it appears that the structures of the Ibero-Roman phase delimit the northern edge of the settlement.



The content displayed on this page reproduces, with permission of the author and the journal, fragments of the following article: Sinner, A. G. “Cultural contacts and identity construction: a colonial context in NE Spain (2nd – early 1st c. B.C.),” Journal of Roman Archaeology 28 (2015) 7-37.

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