13.- Aizpuruko zabala

13.- Aizpuruko zabala
Today, only a slab of the original chamber is visible, around it you can see the stone mound, composed of local basalts. In 1921, however, 3 slabs were preserved and their orientation was east-west.


The burial mound has a diameter of 13 meters and a height of 1.2 meters. The looting hole has a diameter of 3.5 meters and a depth of 0.5 meters. The measurements of the slabs found in 1921 are: a) 2.1 meters long, 1.7 meters high and 0.25 meters thick; b) 0.5 meters long, 1.3 meters high and 0.15 meters thick; c) 0.8 meters long and 0.3 meters thick.


It was found by J.M. Barandiaran in 1920, and a year later it was excavated by T. Aranzadi, J.M. Barandiarán and E. Eguren. Since then, no further investigation has been conducted. The structure and some materials have been published in various research works: Aranzadi, Barandiaran and Eguren (1922), J. M. Barandiaran (1953), J. Elósegui (1953), Cartas arqueológicas de Gipuzkoa (1982, 1990), J. M. Apellániz (1973 ).


During the excavation, a worked spark stone, a splinter and three bone necklaces were found.


Similar necklaces were found at North Kerexetaegia, and the same type of worked spark stone (triangle-shaped) was found at Irukurutzeta.

Neolithic-Bronze Age (4,000-1,500 BC)
Bergara - Soraluze

On the southern slope of Kurutzebakar, in the place called Aizpuruko zabala.