El Puntal dels Llops

Guided visits to Puntal dels Llops, free of charge, from Wednesday to Sunday, from 10 to 14 hours. Concertad cites the phone 672 794 404. You can also arrange it by email to: puntal.llops@olocau.es

RULES TO FOLLOW IN THE VISIT TO PUNTAL DELS LLOPS


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One of the watchtowers defending the Iberian city of Edeta and has been excavated and restored well studied, is “El Puntal dels Llops” with its ramparts and keep it strong tower. This place is also one of the best viewpoints that are on the Camp de Turia and is also one of the few places where you can see the three towns of the Valley: Olocau, Marines Viejo and Gátova. El Puntal dels Llops Restaurat The Puntal dels Llops” restored. Reconstrucció de les cases del Puntal

Reconstruction of houses “El Puntal”.

This construction shows a primitive settlement of the Bronze Age and later a new building with new techniques that respond when splendor of the Iberians. This second stage ends with a fire and destruction, which could correspond to the Second Punic War (219-201 BC), as evidenced by the excavations, open these lands to the occupation of the Romans. Built on a settlement of the Bronze, leverages this wall and reinforced with a tower, which serves as the only entrance control enclosure, about 1,000 m2. It is ordered with a central street, next to the houses on the right, who had few rest due to its shallowness, and left, and supported in the wall housing with more and better preserved remains. For the objects found, one of these houses was probably the sanctuary and other functions were dedicated to the activities of weaving, grinding grain, mineral extraction as silver and lead and domestic life. planoPuntalLlopsThe houses of “El Puntal dels Llops”, some of them supported at the same wall to which gave greater height, represent the first trace of human habitation in our town. These houses had their roofs consist of a network of branches and mud, were directed to one side and had wooden sticks as a support. The walls stood on a stone pedestal, complete with “atacona” muddy. The stone, wood and mud were the base materials. Doors, one meter wide, open to the wall of the facade. The iron keys found demonstrate the existence of a specialized forging work applied to construction. Plastering the walls are whitewashed and can be painted black, mallards, red with geometric patterns or colors. The stone blocks are only slightly trimmed and the angles of the walls of the tower show a more careful preparation. width="208"A house key “El Puntal dels Llops”. The repertoire of recovered objects are mainly ceramic remains, together with metal objects and bone. The pottery can be grouped into three groups: liquid storage containers, utensils and cookware or tableware; and thirdly, objects of worship, such as incense burners to burn aromatic substances, such as ex-votos “guttus” foot-shaped, made to remember a benefit received, hanging on the wall of a chapel or temple and ” kernos “which is a type of glass in animal form and indicating that the Iberians carried out libations of a liquid, usually wine, milk or honey, in honor of the gods. Incense burners or two glasses of offerings, which represent the goddess of life, fertility and beyond, Tanit or Demeter were also found. Between IV and II * centuries BC, the image of the goddess is made in classical and popular version.

Moli Ibèric
Moli Ibèric

Iberian mill.

Kernos o vas de libacions
Kernos o vas de libacions

Kernos or libation vessel

Guttus en forma de peu
Guttus en forma de peu

Guttus shaped foot.  

Pebeter de la deesa Demeter o Tanit
Pebeter de la deesa Demeter o Tanit

Cauldron of the goddess Demeter or Tanit.                                     Cauldron of the goddess Demeter or Tanit.                                                         Information and photographs provided by Ferran Zurriaga