casa Montero
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The Discovery of Casa Montero

The Casa Montero site was discovered in the summer of 2003 during archaeological surveying undertaken prior to the construction of Madrid’s M50 motorway ring road.

The high density of structures detected immediately below the surface of the soil, and of lithic industry remains scattered over the ground, showed this site to be unique in the Iberian Peninsula.

Since its discovery every effort has been made to preserve it, study it, and divulge knowledge of the traces left by the groups that visited the area over 7000 years ago to extract flint.

Yaciineto d atapuerca
In the beginning: mechanical clearing and manual cleaning of the area affected by the construction of the M-50 motorway; the surface of the site was littered with lithic industry remains
Photo: The Casa Montero Team
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