Necropolis of Puig Alt

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(850-650 BCE - Late Bronze)

Cemetery of burial mounds from the late Bronze Age era which is divided into two burial centres, one of 36 tombs and the other with five. These were marked with a circle of slate tiles nailed around the hole where the funeral urn was deposited. The existence of two centres may correspond to a certain hierarchy of settlers and therefore that one was reserved for the burial of a single family or social group.

The structure of the tombs and the fact that the funeral ritual used was that of the cremation, tells us of the existence of a ceremony that must have included the preparation of the body of the deceased, the subsequent transportation to the funeral pyre, burning and the collection of ashes. Finally, these were scattered over the tomb: they have been found in this necropolis on the paving stones or rather to one side.

Below, the Mas d'en Figa, the large circular watchtower and the pens.