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2017 it was by surprise at a plot of Formentera a necropolis of byzantine era , the century VII d.C . approximately, during an archaeological dig prior to the construction of two houses.
The work was back to resume a week ago and archaeologists, belonging to the Society of Sciences Aranzadi, have have brought to light four more tombs along with the other four that were found earlier, and which corresponded to the time tardoantigua, during the byzantine domination of the island .
The archaeologist Almudena Garcia-Rubio has detailed that “the graves found are more separated of the foregoing and in the two excavated tombs at the moment there are remains of two children, one of them, and an adult and a child, in the other”. This specialist has added that “the remains have a status of conversation quite deficient and there will be a study of sediments in order to know if the type of soil affects your conversation.”
Another of the graves – CONSELL DE FORMENTERA
During the excavations they have also found a structure excavated in the rock that might have some connection with the necropolis. Also have identified there is a field of growing old , “really interesting to learn about the evolution of the farm along the history”, according to archaeologist Glenda Graziani.
In Formentera, this time low imperial byzantine or after necropolis documented s “a little previous to this period, as Can Gabino, Can Toni Blas, monastery of la Mola, etc .. and this was not known until now, in the finca sa Tanca Vella”, has detailed Graziani, who expected that, with these findings “can be give a little bit of light to a time less known ; this necropolis probably would be linked to a seat that perhaps one day will come.”
The councillor of Heritage of the Consell of Formentera, Rachel Guasch, has valued the work that is going on in this place. “These findings help us to know more in depth our story and this is why it is critical that management encourages these actions and have the right tools to protect our heritage, as are the catalog of cultural heritage and the Specific Commission of Archaeology”.