7.- Azkoin

7.- Azkoin
There is no known chamber and the monument is composed of a large tumulus. There is a looting hole in the middle.


The tumulus has a diameter of 16 meters and a height of 1.2 meters. The looting hole has a diameter of 3 metres and a depth of 0.7 metres.


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).


One single flint stone was found during the excavation.


Similar to other cases in the area, archaeologists also found that the rock floor had been dug, but it is unclear whether the hole was made during looting or it is part of the original structure.

Neolithic-Bronze Age (4,000-1,500 B.C.)
Elgoibar - Soraluze

On the south-eastern slope of Atxolin, on the way to Pagobedeinkatua, in a beech forest.