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Archaeologists uncover monumental prehistoric structure on island of Menorca

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« on: March 31, 2016, 09:28:04 pm »

One of the taula sanctuaries already excavated in Menorca: the Taula sanctuary at Torralba d'en Salort. Courtesy Sa Cudia Cremada Field School


The Talayotic culture is a society that flourished on the Gymnesian Islands (the easternmost Balearic Islands) during the Iron Age. Its origins date from the end of the second millennium BC. It is named after the talayots, abundant and emblematic structures from the prehistoric period of the Balearic Islands. Archaeologists are continuing to piece together excavated clues that are still raising more questions than answers, but progress is slowly being made. “Archaeological excavations and research tasks are slow and laborious,” reports the team. “As a consequence, the team has a long way to go to be able to ascertain all these questions and others, which will shed light on the function and significance of this type of unique sanctuary from Mediterranean Prehistory.”

An in-depth feature article about the new excavations at Sa Cudia Cremada will be published in the upcoming Summer 2016 issue of Popular Archaeology Magazine.

Individuals wishing to know more or who may be interested in participating in the excavations may visit the project’s website: or contact the team at

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