August 18 from 2018 - 02: 12
New findings. The archaeological excavations of the site of the Cova de les Bruixes of El Poble Nou de Benitatxell continue to provide important findings. Archaeologists have just discovered a new silo of cereals from the Andalusian period, dating from the 12th century, inside which they have found a lot of fauna (goat and rabbit bones) animals that were part of the diet of the Andalusian populations They lived in the Tossal de L'Abiar.
The councilman of Culture, Manolo Segarra, has indicated that the new deposit that has come to light "confirms the power of this area as a cereal defense of the inhabitants of the Poble Nou of Benitatxell in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries. In fact it is not ruled out that many more come to light".
In addition, in these excavations, led by archaeologists Ana Viciach and Miguel Sánchez Signes, the foundations of a sturdy wall have been unearthed, traces of pavement of trampled earth and a jamb of a door. All these structures could belong to an Islamic farmhouse.
La Cova de les Bruixes, a site from the Ibero-Roman and Andalusian era, has registered occupations since 2.200 years ago. Iberian and Andalusian remains have been found. In 2001 were painted Iberian ceramics, sigillatas and imported vessels from the Italian Campania. In the excavation of 2016, promoted by the Department of Culture, brought to light an Andalusian farmhouse, that is, a family group, usually 5 or 6 houses in addition to different buildings related to agricultural activities in which it would base its economy.