EXPERTS carrying out an archaeological excavation of a 5000-year-old site in Casabermeja, Malaga have discovered the area may have been used as a necropolis.

Location
Casabermeja
Málaga
Andalusia
Spain
Europe

Following the discovery of several human skeletons, experts visited the area to analyse the bones, which date from the period between the Neolithic and Chalcolithic ages.

“We have found elements such as stone axes, ceramics, some flint sheets and a copper ax, which allowed us to date these burials to the Chalcolithic. It would be people with certain power, since copper was an expensive material at the time.”


Copper axe belonging to a grave goods discovered in Piedras de Mitra.



Detail of the stone axe discovered in shelter 1 of Piedras de Mitra.

He added a surface survey of the area showed other possible caves.


View of the burial chamber with bone remains and the copper axe.


A LARGE PREHISTORIC NECROPOLIS
According to the archaeologists, the surface reconnaissance that has been done in the Piedras de Mitra area suggests that there are other shelters or hollows that were very possibly used as burial places in prehistoric times, which "would confirm the site as a large necropolis of that period," says Andrés Fernández.


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