6.- Atxolintxiki II

There is a small chamber in the middle of a tumulus of stones. A large beech tree has grown above the structure.

Measurements

The chamber is 1 X 0.6 meters wide and the diameter of the tumulus is 5 meters.

Research

It was discovered and researched by M. Ceberio in 2015. As a large beech has grown inside the structure, the chamber could not be inspected.

Findings

No archaeological material was recovered during the excavation.

Highlights

This type of structure, the cist, evolved from dolmens. During the Bronze Age dolmens were still used, but at the same time this new type appeared, with a smaller chamber, intended for single body burials.

Type
Zista
Date
Bronze Age (2,000-1,500 B.C.)
Town
Elgoibar - Soraluze
Location

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