Puig Rodó Cist

(4700-3400 BCE - Middle Neolithic)

A prehistoric tomb of which only the mound and the rectangular base of the funeral chamber, cut into the rock, is preserved. Oriented on a north-west - south-east axis, this funeral cavity was probably enclosed and covered by flagstones, none of which have been preserved. The cist is a type of tomb, typical of the initial megalithic phase.

This cist was discovered in 1985, precisely because of its great tumulus, which stands out in the landscape. Of circular shape, the mound is composed of stones from the vicinity (quartz and slate) mixed with soil and preserved at half of its original height of one metre. The tomb was excavated in 1989 and a slate disc was found inside which is characteristic of the megalithic culture in the Empordà region.

During the excavation two slabs with prehistoric carvings were discovered on the edge of the cist as well as a bowl sculpted into a slab of the grave mound. These stone carvings would probably indicate the existence of a tomb as this type of stone sign is usually found in the area around megaliths.