Ullastret, Catalonia

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Eastern-Atlas Geocarta GeodataWIZ Geostudi Astier IDS MAC SOT Université de Gand

The site of Ullastret in Catalonia, close to Ampurias, includes two poles: El Puig de Sant Andreu, the largest site of the Iron Age of Catalonia, capital of the Indigetes tribe and an Iberian settlement in an ancient island: Illa d’en Reixac.
The first permanent occupation of Puig de Sant Andreu dates from the Iron Age (late 7th century BC) and that of Illa d’en Reixac in the middle of the 6th century BC. From the second half of the 6th century, a rampart with 7 towers was built. During the first part of IV s. BC., the surface of the city intramuros triple size, adapting to the local etopography. Local and regional trade becomes important with the Punic and Greek contacts and especially Ampurias.
The Illa d’en Reixac site was the subject of a training school for students from 21 to 25 May 2012 bringing together several European geophysical teams with Catalan archaeologists (First MAC International Workshop of Archaeological Geophysics). The maps presented here were obtained during this school and are published with the agreement of the partners.

Publication:
Working with buried remains at Ullastret(Catalonia) : Proceedings of the first MAC International Workshop of Archaeological Geophysics, Monografies d’Ullastret 3, ed. Museu d’Arqueologia de Catalunya, 132 p.