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Excavation

  • El Cuquero
  • Villanueva del Conde
  • unknown
  • Spain
  • Castille and León
  • Salamanca
  • Mogarraz

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  • Fasti Spain is the result of a collaboration between:

    the Universidad de Salamanca (LAT, Lab. Arqueología y Territorio - Departamento de Prehistoria, Historia Antigua y Arqueología) and

    AIAC (Associazione Internazionale di Archeologia Classica)

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Summary (English)

  • Site-specific data were obtained during the September 2003 excavation campaign, covering a total area of 63 m2. Excavation work revealed an oil press, with a well-preserved lapis pedicinus, a set of channels dug into the rock, a liquid reservoir coated with plaster, and two granite beam press weights.

    The chronology was defined by the materials found while excavating part of the room earthen floor (UE 26 = 28) and the foundation levels of gypsum deposit (EU 46). The ceramic chronology of the UE 26=28 consisted of 3 potsherds of late Hispanic Terra Sigillata, (one of them belongs to the Drag. 37 form), 1 sherd of slip-decorated ceramic, 5 of common pottery, 15 sherds of cooking wares and 7 sherds of fine black or grey ware with burnished or polished exterior. UE 46 provided a lower amount of similar material: 1 sherd of late Hispanic Terra Sigillata, 1 of common pottery, 5 of cooking wares and 2 sherds of fine black or grey ware with burnished or polished exterior. This ceramic chronology dates the construction of the settlement around the 6th century. Radiocarbon dating of UE 26=28 establishes the same chronological framework: 1480 ± 120 BP (UBAR-809, cal AD 440-660 [1σ]). This archaeological site dates back to the early 8th century as the latest possible date, although the population of the deserted village of Las Aldehuelas, located in the vicinity and inhabited between the 13th and the 17th centuries, may have used it as a garbage dump between the late Middle Ages and early Modern Age.

    (translation by Laura González Fernández)

  • Enrique Ariño Gil 

Director

  • Enrique Ariño Gil (Universidad de Salamanca)
  • Lorenzo Barbero Castro (Arqueólogo profesional)
  • Pablo C. Díaz (Universidad de Salamanca)

Team

  • Cristina Novoa
  • Sarah Dahí
  • Álvaro Mata
  • Alicia Guerra
  • Armando Ezquerro
  • Claudia Porcell
  • David Hernández
  • David Villar
  • Emilio Ramos
  • Guadalupe Díaz
  • José L. Hernández
  • Patricia Martín

Research Body

  • Universidad de Salamanca

Funding Body

  • Consejería de Cultura y Turismo, Dirección General de Patrimonio y Bienes Culturales, Junta de Castilla y León

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