8.- Pagobedeinkatua

A circular tumulus, which shows a large hole in the middle most likely caused by looting. No chamber has been located.

Measurements

The tumulus has a diameter of 8.5 meters and a height of 0.80 meters. The hole is 0.5 m. deep.

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

A flint chip was recovered during the excavation. During research done in 2017, another fragment of flint was found by the tumulus.

Highlights

The tumulus is located in a very well-known place, and occupies a strategic passage in the mountain range. As it forms a landmark, it is not surprising that myths, pilgrimages and beliefs arose around it.

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

The hill of Pagobedeinkatu, between Atxolin and Kurutzebakar.