Cap de l’Home Cave

Natural cavity formed from a rock that projects out from the rock wall. Facing to the northerly tramuntana wind, the space created underneath has been closed in with a dry-stone wall, probably to protect or shelter the herds that pastured in this area.

The wall that partially closes the space is built with stones from the immediate surroundings, mainly gneiss and quartz. The stones have a variable size and only some have signs of having been worked or simply had the edges knocked off. In the heart of the cave there is a passage with steps that allows access to the interior of the space.

It is not known when the cave was built and used. In dealing with a common construction and in the absence of archaeological elements that could determine it, a chronology is difficult to specify. In addition, in this area there are other examples of these kinds of spaces, possibly linked to the agricultural exploitation of the environment.

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