Programa de prospección geofísica, microsondeos y catas para la caracterización de un gran foso del IV Milenio cal AC en Alt Del Punxó (Muro de l'Alcoi, Alacant)

Translated title of the contribution: An integrated program of geophysical survey, coring, and test excavations to study a 4th Millennium cal BC ditch at Alt Del Punxó (Muro de l'Alcoi, Alacant)

Oreto García Puchol, C Michael Barton, Joan Bernabeu Aubán

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Abstract

The potentially long and interesting archaeological sequence revealed by systematic survey at the site of Alt Del Punxó (Muro de l'Alcoi, Alacant) was the basis for initiating a study of the locality s subsurface structures using new methods of remote sensing. Geophysical survey (magnetometry and tomography) and systematic augering revealed buried structures, including monumental earthworks, and guided subsequent excavations to collect more detailed data about the nature and age of these prehistoric features. The information recovered, including new radiocarbon dates, offers a new perspective on the organization of prehistoric populations in this region of south-central Valencia since the beginning of the Holocene and is especially important for understanding the Neolithic IIB from the 4th through the early 3rd Millennium BC.

Translated title of the contributionAn integrated program of geophysical survey, coring, and test excavations to study a 4th Millennium cal BC ditch at Alt Del Punxó (Muro de l'Alcoi, Alacant)
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)143-154
Number of pages12
JournalTrabajos de Prehistoria
Volume65
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2008

Keywords

  • Augering
  • C14
  • Electrical Tomography
  • Geophysical Survey
  • Magnetrometry
  • Monumental Earthworks
  • Neolithic
  • Península Ibérica
  • Remote sensing
  • Systematic survey

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Archaeology
  • Archaeology

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