Sites & cities that bear the name of Castell de la Fosca

Castell de la Fosca

Today in : Spain
First trace of activity : ca. 6th century B.C.E
Last trace of activity : ca. 1st century C.E
Recorded names : Punta del Castell

Description : Castell de la Fosca is an ancient Iberian settlement or oppidum sited on a rocky promontory at the north end of the beach called Platja de Castell, about 2 kilometres (1.2 mi) ENE of Palamós (Baix Empordà), on the Costa Brava. The settlement, which seems to have been inhabited from the 6th century BC to the 1st century AD, was protected by a wall and two square towers. Archaeologists, first in the 1930s and 1940s, and now in a series of excavations begun in 2001, have discovered 64 storage pits and two water cisterns, as well as pottery, amphorae (both locally made and imported), millstones, weights for fishing nets, lamps, agricultural tools and surgical instruments, coins, pieces of bronze, Iberian inscriptions, and the bases of two columns.

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