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Archaeological campaign at the El Peñón archaeological site (Córdoba, Andalusia)

With your financial help, we want to finance part of the archaeological campaign of the prehistoric town El Peñón (Peñarroya-Pueblonuevo)

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We are facing a prehistoric town from the Copper Age (III Millennium BC). It is located in the Alto Guadiato valley, in the North of the province of Córdoba (Andalusia, Spain). It is a high walled town.

Cerro El Peñón and the Alto Guadiato valley in the background
Cerro El Peñón and the Alto Guadiato valley in the background

In 2022, a superficial archaeological survey was carried out with the aim of documenting signs that would indicate the presence of a possible metal workshop. The results were positive and we moved on to the second phase of the project, which is the archaeological excavation. In this campaign we want to document the metal workshop and also the wall, we intend to excavate a small section and obtain a chronology of said structure whose exact chronology is unknown until now.

This metallurgical activity that was carried out inside the town along with the various mines documented around said town, demonstrates the existence of an important mining-metallurgical activity in the area. We would be the first societies to practice metallurgy in the North of the province of Córdoba, these studies would allow us to shed a little light on these population groups of Recent Prehistory.

On this hill, in the shady part, there is a shelter called "Carmel shelter" that houses some rock paintings, of schematic art. In this campaign we will carry out a complete study of the various panels that are found in said shelter. Studying these paintings will allow us to get closer to these population groups whose economy was agricultural.

Cave painting inside the Carmel shelter
Cave painting inside the Carmel shelter

Group of archaeologists in the 2023 archaeological campaign
Group of archaeologists in the 2023 archaeological campaign

Group of archaeologists in the 2023 archaeological campaign
Group of archaeologists in the 2023 archaeological campaign

About the rewards:

300€: those people/institutions/companies that contribute €300 will be considered sponsors of the campaign and therefore may appear as such on the project's social networks and also in the different presentations at congresses/conferences (it may be included the logo in the case of institutions and companies).

Contributions of €50: you will receive a free t-shirt from the campaign that will take place this summer, free shipping costs. (Limited to 10 units). Exclusive guided tour to see the results of the El Peñón excavation campaign and the cave paintings.

Contributions of €50: The first 10 will receive a free t-shirt from the campaign that will take place this summer.

Contributions of €30: exclusive guided tour to see the results of the El Peñón excavation campaign and the cave paintings.

Contributions of €20: exclusive guided tour to see the results of the El Peñón excavation campaign and the cave paintings.

What will we use your contributions for

All the money raised will be invested to cover some of the costs involved in carrying out this archaeological campaign, in this case it will cover the accommodation of the group of archaeologists during the month of July and August, it is also expected to cover some expendable expenses and also food to take away. on site and drink during the break (water, fruits, etc.).

About us:

We are a research group from the University of Granada. We are studying the beginnings of mining and metallurgy in the North of the province of Córdoba, which corresponds to the central part of Sierra Morena. The objective is to document this focus of important metallurgy that existed in Recent Prehistory, which joins the focus of the Southwest and Southeast of the peninsula.

Progress information

If you want more information, here are the links to our social networks:

Facebook: El Peñón prehistoric town

Instagram: elpenon_penarroya

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  • Tito-Moro

    Tito-Moro

    12 days

    Ánimo y suerte en los nuevos hallazgos...aunque se que no es suerte sino ciencia, pero dejemos un huequito para ella.Saludos

  • Arturo Gonzalo Aizpiri

    Arturo Gonzalo Aizpiri

    24 days

    ¡Mucho ánimo, espero que el proyecto pueda seguir adelante!

  • pau.sureda

    pau.sureda

    25 days

    Ánimo con el proyecto!

  • gonzalo martinez garcia

    gonzalo martinez garcia

    about 1 months

    Grandeeee Dani!!!!

  • David Delgado

    David Delgado

    about 1 months

    Suerte Dani !!!

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