5.- Atxolintxiki I

No trace of the original chamber has been found. Only the tumulus, built with local basalts, is known. Right in the middle there is a hole of a depth of 0.6m.

Measurements

The tumulus has a diameter of 11 meters and a height of 0.95 meters.

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

No archaeological material was recovered during the excavation.

Highlights

As is the case with other dolmens 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.

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

Some 150 m. from the top of Atxolin, on a flat area between rocks.