San Pedro's wall


Archaeological Research

The archaeological research carried out at the Cabezo de San Pedro since the late 1960s showed the historical importance of the area in the scientific panorama both at national and international level. The digging campaigns in 1977 and 1978 brought to light several strata from the late Bronze Age and especially a great construction believed to be a retaining wall. The latter would hint the presence of a fortress with Phoenician techniques over former constructions on the top of the hill. Thus, a series of phases was established to study the evolution of the local material culture from the Bronze Age. Several eastern elements due to the presence of Mediterranean navigators in Huelva were added  for this reason, this period is commonly known as Período Orientalizante (East-Like Period). So, the discussions about the Kingdom of Tartessos as well as the importance of Huelva in it  with a remarkable role in the production and commercialization of noble metals during that period  became an important historiographical theme.

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