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The presentation of the findings from Deposit Argárico La Bastida gathers the scientific community in the National Archaeological Museum (10/10/2014)

The presentation by the team from the Autonomous University of Barcelona, ​​the findings Reservoir Argárico La Bastida brought together last Wednesday to the scientific community in the National Archaeological Spain (Madrid) Museum.

The event, around which more than 200 people gathered in addition to the Mayor of Totana, María Isabel Sánchez, attended by the Secretary of State for Tourism, Isabel Borrego;

the Minister of Culture, Pedro Antonio Sánchez;

Deputy Director General of Museums of the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports, Enrique Varela;

Vice Chancellor for Institutional Relations and Territory of the Autonomous University of Barcelona, ​​Manuel Sabés;

Pliego and Mayor Antonio Huesca, since Almohaya The findings were also presented.

La Bastida is one of the most important archaeological sites of European prehistory.

It was inhabited some 4,000 years ago in the Bronze Age Argar, and boasts an enormous potential for understanding our past and projecting the cultural and heritage of the Region of Murcia.

Excavations at La Bastida, driven by the Autonomous University of Barcelona, ​​have shown an impressive system of stone fortifications dating from 2200-2100 BC that protected one of the main economic and political centers of the society argárica Age Bronze.

The fortification consists of parallel walls with projecting towers flanking a narrow entrance passage.

The defensive nature of these structures were as a response to significant changes in warfare and weapons in this period.

This sophisticated system fortification once again raises the question of possible contacts of the Mediterranean, along with social change and the role of physical violence in the emergence of argárica society.

The team in charge of archaeological research in Almoloya is led by professors at the Autonomous University of Barcelona Vicente Lull, Rafael Mico, Cristina and Roberto Risch Rihuete.

The same presentation was moved to the Archaeological Museum of Murcia one day before publication in Madrid at a conference attended by the Councillor for Culture, Alfonso Cayuela, and Councilman Human Resources, David Amoros.

Source: Ayuntamiento de Totana

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