Two Roman skeletons found in Caen Battle during redevelopment works


Archaeological work has made it possible to determine that the first Roman occupation from the High Imperial period

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View of the area with Roman burials.Barcelona’s Town Hall.

Of Skeleton from little roman has been found by Barcelona Archaeological Service During Can Battle Redevelopment Work?, In the Saints-Montjuq district, as explained in a statement by the Barcelona City Council.

Archaeological work has determined that there first roman occupation of high imperial timesIn which “levels of abandonment and refinement of spaces” are documented, but there is currently no record of any use, which makes it difficult to determine functionality.

Work is currently underway to reduce phytic deposits affecting an area of ​​approx. 1,000 square meters and that its depth with respect to the present ground level should be between 7.5 and 8 metres.

In the upper levels of the area, the most recent contemporary soil strata were documented, including a black soil layer containing abundant fauna and charcoal that belonged to agricultural land that existed in the area between the 19th and 20th centuries, A water well was documented from the same period.

below the levels of contemporary times, a Clay layer with orange silt and ceramics that allow us to date it to the late 17th century, Excavation of this layer revealed a second structure which may be a well which had not been built since the 17th century.

Archaeological work has made it possible to determine that there is first roman occupation of high imperial times , Time to build multiple walls. In various areas of action, the level of abandonment and decontamination of spaces is documented, but since they are at the level of devastation, it has not been possible to document any level of use so far, making it difficult to determine Is. working capacity. located in the same location two mausoleums ,

There are two communication routes around the enclosure of Can Battle, already in operation in Roman times, and in 1984 part of a Roman villa in the La Campana sector was excavated just 400 meters away. The chronology of this city goes from the late republican period to the late empire.

as well A horizon with prehistoric levels has been locatedStill to be excavated, but taking into account that several pits were documented at Nave 4 of Caen Battle, and given that there seems to be another in the area of ​​phytic deposits, it is possible to consider that other May be located in the rest of the region. Urbanized areas.

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General view of the excavation.Barcelona’s Town Hall

archaeologist Vanessa Try Olives The company’s ATICS SL is in charge of the direction of the archaeological intervention and oversees Barcelona Archaeological Service (ICUB) and the Archaeological and Paleontology Service of the Government of Catalonia, according to the Council.

loss archaeological control work PAU1 and PAU2 of Urbanization Project MPGM Can Battle-Magaria of Sector 1 (Green Area Included) Gran Va de les Corts Catalanes. in betweenAmadeu Oler Street, Constitution Street and Parcerissa Street) opened on February 9, 2022.

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