casa Montero
Casa Montero CSIC CCHs

A bird’s eye view of Casa Montero reveals its spectacular nature. This extraordinary mining area includes many shafts where flint was extracted by generations of Neolithic people. These shafts were filled with lithic remains and soil shortly after they became spent, and have been preserved almost intact. They are the first of their kind to have been found in the Iberian Peninsula.

The site, which occupies an area of some 4 ha, has some 3794 mine shafts. Its exceptional palaeontological material, as well as archaeological remains dating from Palaeolithic to modern times, reveal how the site’s use changed over time.

Casa Montero, a bird’s eye view; picture taken during the first field season (cleared area 24,000 m²)
Photo: MRW
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