Cap de l’Home Dolmen

(3500-3000 BCE. - Late Neolithic)

Also known by the name of Turó de l'Home, this is a dolmen with a short trapezoidal chamber, built with slabs of gneiss and with a narrow passage, although this last item can no longer be seen. Behind the head of the dolmen there are still the remaining parts of the mound that surrounded it, which is estimated to have been about 7 or 8 metres in diameter. This area was levelled and the dolmen was restored at the beginning of the 1980s.

It has been known since 1919, when Pere Bosch i Gimpera publicised it under the name Sureda d'en Puig de la Mairó, but it has been given other names throughout the years such as Sureda d'en Falp or Llit del General. It has been excavated on several occasions, the first by Pere Bosch i Gimpera in 1919, and once again in 1925 accompanied by Lluís Pericot. Pere de Palol and Miquel Oliva also excavated it in 1946.

Materials of great interest were found during the latest excavation, such as a knife and a flint scraper, a bead or a piece of a soapstone necklace and another in the form of a disk of variscite. These last two pieces are made with minerals considered prestigious personal attire during the Neolithic period.