Peña Castiel excavations (Luarca, Spain)

Project Details


Archaeological excavation of an Iron Age promontory fort in Luarca (Asturias, Spain). The aim is to define the Iron Age occupation and role of the site in interregional interactions and coastal trade.

Key findings

The site is defined by four monumental defensive ditches located at the promontory's entrance. Excavations focused on defining the location of a defensive wall and structures using geophysical survey and archaeological excavation, and to obtain information to date the occupation of the settlement. The results confirm that the site was occupied during the Iron Age. We found features relating to a wall as well as a large square collapsed structure. These will be further examined in future campaigns.
Effective start/end date1/06/2130/09/22


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