August 19, 2012

Pyrenean Neolithic cave of El Trocs (Bisagorri)

Pottery fragment
After four research seasons the Aragonese site of El Trocs (Bisagorri[ara], Ribagorza) reveals a seasonally occupied shepherd shelter. The inhabitants knew of wheat but did not grow it anywhere near the cave. 

The findings, a long way before publication as of now, go through six different and intact layers from c. the 6th millennium BCE (early Neolithic) and include faunal remains, pottery and awls.

Also some skeletal remains, from several individuals and possible de-fleshing marks (cannibalism?) have been revealed. 

An unusual antropomorphic figure is also drawn on the walls but the chronology of this artwork is unknown:



Sources[es]: Patrimonio Cultural de Aragón (incl. video), Radio Huesca, Pileta.

2 comments:

  1. http://lurmenversusuam.blogspot.com.es/

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Next time, please, post that in a relevant post. Thanks in advance.

      Nahiz eta interesgarria dirudi, hurrengo aldiz, mesedez, ipin ezazu hori leku apropos batean. Mila esker.

      Delete

Please, be reasonably respectful when making comments. I do not tolerate in particular sexism, racism nor homophobia. Personal attacks, manipulation and trolling are also very much unwelcome here.The author reserves the right to delete any abusive comment.

Preliminary comment moderation is... ON (sorry, too many trolls).