EL CASTILLÓN

Archaeological artefacts

Materials found so far belong to the Late Roman period, with a date located in the 5th c. AD. Among the most significant elements, we outline pieces of pottery as the Late Hispano-roman gloss pottery (TSHT) as the grey printed Early Medieval pottery. Pieces are identified as pots, bowls, dishes, plates, jars, containers, and cups. Other materials are pieces of glass and bronze jewellery as necklaces and ring, and pieces of metalworking for example: the osculatorio ( Bronze made stick with decorations in one extreme and a circle in the other, used for religious ceremonies or daily life activities), and a brooch or fibula type vyskov (Easter European 6th century), bone-craft, and iron and bronze arrow heads.
Osculatorio (Bronze)
Osculatorio (Bronze)
Stamped pottery - Late Roman period
Stamped pottery - Late Roman period

Stamped pottery
Stamped pottery
Stamped cup
Stamped cup

El Castillón pottery
El Castillón pottery
TSHT
TSHT

Bone button
Bone button
Bronze tweezers
Bronze tweezers

PEÑAS DE LA CERCA

Last campaigns have unburied a large number of materials which contribute to know more precisely the Iron Age living standards. Among the most significant materials: a bronze brooch (fibula) as a sample of metalworking used in clothing found in a primary location (dwelling): flint arrow heads teach us about hunting and weaponry; millstones and hand-mills used to mill grain and seeds to obtain flour and pastes; pieces of pottery used in cooking, serving or storing, of many shapes (bowls, plates, pots, vases and jars), plain and decorated with engravings, printed or polishings. All of them are forming part of a typical set of materials from the Iron Age, more concretely Hillforts culture. One of the most astonishing aspects of the site is the large number of stony tools, more common during the Neolithic but still working during the Late Prehistory, instruments as polishers, cutters, mortars, hand-mills, millstones, bullets, weights used in looms (weaving), roofs (construction) or nets (fishing), more than 90 pieces were recuperated.
Iron knife
Iron knife
Iron slug
Iron slug

Millstone from Iron Age
Millstone from Iron Age
Iron Age pottery
Iron Age pottery

Tile roof
Tile roof
Iron Age arrowhead
Iron Age arrowhead