Puig Alt Necropolis

(850-650 BCE - Late Bronze age)

Cemetery of burial mounds from the late Bronze age era which is divided into two burial centres, one of 36 tombs and the other with five. These were marked with a circle of slate tiles nailed to the hole where the funeral urn was deposited. The existence of two centres may correspond to a certain hierarchy of settlers and therefore that one was reserved for the burial of the same family or social group.

The structure of the tombs and the fact that the funeral ritual used was that of the cremation of individuals tells us of the existence of a ceremony that must have included the preparation of the body of the deceased, the subsequent transportation to the funeral pyre, burning and the collection of ashes. Finally, these were scattered over the tomb: they have been found in this necropolis on the paving stones, or to one side.

Known since ancient times, the area south of the necropolis was excavated for the first time by Dr.
Maluquer in 1965. Years later, in 1979, he completed a plan of tombs and in 1984 carried out an emergency excavation driven by the news that the necropolis was being ransacked. During this latest excavation the other, smaller area, located in the neck of the Puig Alt was discovered.