De las guerras cántabras a la Antigüedad Tardía: Resultados preliminares de las excavaciones en el yacimiento romano de Huerta Varo-na

J.F. Torres-Martínez, A. Martínez-Velasco, Manuel Fernandez-Gotz

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This article offers the initial results of the archaeological fieldwork undertaken between 2014 and 2016 at the Roman site of Huerta Varona (Aguilar de Campoo, Palencia). These studies included a geophysical survey using ground-penetrating radar and the opening of test trenches, allowing various buildings to be documented.The abundant pottery remains, including a large amount of terra sigillata, as well as some metal objects,indicate that the site was occupied between the end of the 1st century BC and Late Antiquity. It is, therefore, a population centre that appears to have emerged during or immediately after the Cantabrian Wars, in which the nearby oppidum of Monte Bernorio was destroyed, and it would have been occupied for several centuries. The study of Huerta Varona is crucial to our knowledge of the Roman period in the county of Campoo and, by extension,on the Central Cantabrian piedmont.
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)149-164
Publication statusPublished - 31 Dec 2017


  • Huerta Varona
  • Aguilar de Campoo
  • Cantabrian Wars
  • Roman imperial period
  • terra sigillata pottery

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