EL CASTILLÓN (SANTA EULALIA DE TÁBARA, ZAMORA)
Excavations started in 2007, within the frame context of the PIDPAPZ project (Project on the Investigation and difusion of the Late Prehistory Archaeological Heritage of the Province of Zamora).
The scientific team was led by the archaeologists Jose Carlos Sastre Blanco (University of Granada) and Oscar Rodriguez Monterrubio (UNED), just since the beginning the archaeologist Patricia
Fuentes Melgar joint the leading team and years later when the Association for the Scientific and Cultural Promotion of the Heritage of Zamora was created the supervising group was
completed by Manuel Vazquez Fadon.
Excavations have been carried out since 2007 to date with a gap year in 2011. In these six campaigns three areas have been studied: Defensive systems, the metalworking district and the big storehouse.
Schematic Rock Art
In a shelter located just few meters below the site (In the cliff down to the river), some samples of schematic art have been discovered. The images represent human-like icons, sticks, fingers, anchor-shaped symbols, circles and indefinites. Painted in red colour on quartzite, they belong to the Bronze Age with an age of more than 3.000 years.