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El grupo megalítico de Villarmayor (Salamanca). Contribución al estudio del Megalitismo del occidente de la Meseta Norte

El grupo megalítico de Villarmayor (Salamanca). Contribución al estudio del Megalitismo del occidente de la Meseta Norte
El grupo megalítico de Villarmayor (Salamanca). Contribución al estudio del Megalitismo del occidente de la Meseta Norte
A spatial analysis and assessment of the Villarmayor megalithic group in the Tormes Valley, Salamanca, and an approach to the palaeolandscape is here presented. The geographical distribution of monuments clearly shows the relationships between the tombs, settlements, diversified resources and the river Tormes. The archaeological material has been studied from El Guijo burial mound, thus allowing the contextualization of the first Megalithic phase in the Western Meseta. The relations of Megalithic and Neolithic cultural phenomena has been evaluated after the few available data in this area. Finally, a general occupation pattern is suggested, with two phases beginning around the middle of the IV millenium BC.
1131-6993
39-56
Diaz-Guardamino, Marta
3f2d3c02-8eee-46aa-a471-3150fa962b8b
Diaz-Guardamino, Marta
3f2d3c02-8eee-46aa-a471-3150fa962b8b

Diaz-Guardamino, Marta (1997) El grupo megalítico de Villarmayor (Salamanca). Contribución al estudio del Megalitismo del occidente de la Meseta Norte. Complutum, 8, 39-56.

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A spatial analysis and assessment of the Villarmayor megalithic group in the Tormes Valley, Salamanca, and an approach to the palaeolandscape is here presented. The geographical distribution of monuments clearly shows the relationships between the tombs, settlements, diversified resources and the river Tormes. The archaeological material has been studied from El Guijo burial mound, thus allowing the contextualization of the first Megalithic phase in the Western Meseta. The relations of Megalithic and Neolithic cultural phenomena has been evaluated after the few available data in this area. Finally, a general occupation pattern is suggested, with two phases beginning around the middle of the IV millenium BC.

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Published date: 1997
Additional Information: This paper summarizes the study of a group of megalithic funerary monuments situated in the valley of the river Tormes (Salamanca), in the SW of the northern plateau, in the Iberian Peninsula. The main contributions of this research are: a) The publication of one of the earliest megalithic monuments known in the northern plateau; b) The joint analysis of this mound, other neighbouring funerary megalithic architectures and two contemporary settlements known in the area, and the examination of their landscape dimension. This approach revealed varied relevant –previously unknown- aspects: 1) the co-presence of megalithic architectures of varied sizes, architectures and locations in the landscape, suggesting the existence of intra/inter-group social differences; 2) Their proximity to contemporary settlements. These megalithic monuments were in use during the 4th-3rd Millennia BC.
Organisations: Archaeology

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Local EPrints ID: 346199
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/346199
ISSN: 1131-6993
PURE UUID: 9f10dcec-1177-44ad-90a4-209d26b4b6a7

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Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 05:05

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