Skip to comments.Phoenician colony in southeast Spain re-examined
Posted on 04/01/2014 1:54:27 PM PDT by SunkenCiv
...This wall, built between 900 and 850BCE contains eastern Mediterranean compartmented rooms within the main excavated structure, following a typical Phoenician pattern of internal architecture. The organisation and the size of the colony itself is one that is replicated in other such pioneer settlements, and the type of defence found here has close parallels in the Near East with sites such as Hazor or Qeiyafa in Israel, as can be clearly seen in the aerial images...
The peaceful abandonment of the settlement occurred around 700 BCE and, pending further research, may be due partially to the gradual silting up of the Segura estuary or even a succession of seismic events.
The data suggest that the population of Cabezo Pequeño del Estany moved to a larger location, on the seafront itself, which is now known as La Fonteta and lies preserved beneath the sand dunes of Guardamar.
Phoenician colonisation of this area is interesting as it is one of the few sites to be contained within a defensive wall such as is visible from the aerial images. In addition to the normal range of materials, such as pottery and Greek lamps, there is also ostrich shell, ivory and Egyptian scarabs...
However, the exceptional find is that of early metallurgical activity, not only involving tin and bronze working but potentially, steel...
(Excerpt) Read more at pasthorizonspr.com ...
What the hell is BCE?
I’m sure you know very well what it means, but if not, try an internet query. The BCE thing has been “discussed” to death on many a GGG topic, and is a massive waste of bandwidth.
Before the Common Era. It was a term originally invented in the 19th Century by British Jews so that they could use the same dates as everyone else without offending their religious beliefs. It is now widely used by archaeologists, especially in the Middle East, where avoiding offense to Jewish and Moslem sensitivities is a necessary part of archaeological work.
Sorry, I posted mine before I saw yours.
No harm done, just point me in the right direction and I’ll add it to the catalog.
I like the big yoga room in the middle.
Wow. A bunch of people from Phoenix moved to Spain. Probably not Suns fans.
Wow, this goes back before the founding of the Carthaginian Empire.
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