2.- Idoia (Iruia)

Only one slab from the original chamber is preserved. The stone tumulus, made with local basalts, can be sseen around it.

Measurements

The tumulus has a diameter of 9 meters and a height of 0.75 meters. The slab is 1.8 x 1.7 meters wide.

Research

It was discovered by J.M. Barandiaran in 1920, and excavated a year later by T. Aranzadi, E. Eguren and J.M. Barandiaran. Since then, no further research has been carried out. The study of the structure and some materials has been published in several research papers: Aranzadi, Barandiaran and Eguren (1922), J. M. Barandiaran (1953), J. Elósegui (1953), Archaeological Maps of Gipuzkoa (1982, 1990), J. M. Apellániz (1973).

Findings

During excavation, three ceramic shards were found next to bones of present-day fauna. The pottery is handmade and dates from the Neolithic-Bronze Age.

Highlights

During the excavations carried out around the dolmen isolated remains from prehistoric times have been found. This is proof that the optimal conditions offered by the site (water, terrace, forest) were also exploited during prehistory.

Type
Dolmena
Date
Neolithic-Bronze Age (4,000-1,500 B.C.)
Town
Soraluze
Location

 On the plain known as Idoia, on the north-western slope of Atxolin.