17.- Maurketa

17.- Maurketa
No chamber is known and it is composed of a large burial mound. In the middle is a looting hole that opens up to the edge of the barrow.


The tumulus has a diameter of 16.5 meters and a height of 1.6 meters. The looting hole is 5 meters in diameter and 1.3 meters deep.


It was discovered 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 quartz crystal (salt gem) and three necklaces were found, one of them made of bones and the other two made of stones.


The archaeologists also saw that the ground here is holed, but it is not clear if this hole is due to looting or is part of its original structure.

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

On the Maurketa pass, on an esplanade between Frantsesbasoa and Leiopago.