A number of scattered settlements, which must be related to the Iberian oppidum at Burriac, are located on the surrounding heights at a distance of no more than 800 m, with the southern gate at the center of this ring.  On the communication axes represented by the current old town of Cabrera de Mar, there is a village stream and a second stream known as Torrente de Sant Feliu. Fields of storage pits are located on both sides of these communication axes, with significant examples at Can Borras, Ca l’Esteban, Ca l’Angusto, Can Bartolomeu, Can Miralles-Can Modolell, Camí de Can Segarra.  The storage pit fields of Can Modolell-Can Miralles and Can Bartomeu, the most remarkable ones, were mostly filled with refuse or sediment during the last quarter of the 4th c. B.C.E. and 3rd c. B.C.E. There are two groups. The first — perhaps as many as 14 large pits — was filled in between the end of the 3rd c. and the early 2nd c. B.C.E. However, some pits, went out of use as grain stores and were filled earlier — during the 2nd half of the 4th c. B.C.E. —, while others were filled later, in the mid-2nd c. B.C.E. The second group — known as Can Bartomeu — is made up of 30 pits, 5 of which were filled during the 3rd quarter of the 3rd c. B.C.E., and a further 8 during the period when the two necropoleis were in use.

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