ToTL has been in Iberia recently…

Bastioned gate on the outer wall at Los Millares

Bastioned gate on the outer wall at Los Millares

ToTL has been in Iberia again recently. Alasdair Whittle started in Portugal, visiting the Copper Age walled sites of Zambujal and Vilanova de São Pedro with Michael Kunst of the German Archaeological Institute in Madrid. He also visited the walled enclosures and tombs of Los Millares near Almería in south-east Spain, with David Wheatley of Southampton University. Other sites seen were tombs at Alcalar on the Algarve, Soto and Pozuelo near Huelva, and La Pastora at Valencina de la Concepción, the latter with Leonardo García Sanjuán and Juan Miguel Vargas Jiménez.

Leo, David and the three Martas

Leo, David and the three Martas

Then down to work in Seville University, joined by Derek Hamilton and for a couple of days by Nancy Beavan. There we worked on our round two results for mortuary contexts from Valencina, and on choosing samples for final round of dates, greatly assisted by Leo, David and Team Valencina: including the excavators Elena Méndez Izquierdo, Ana Pajuelo Pando, Pedro López Aldana, Juan Manuel Vargas Jiménez and Álvaro Fernández Flores, and further helped by Marta Díaz-Zorita Bonilla, Marta Díaz-Guardamino-Uribe, and Marta Cintas Peña. Watch this space for more results next spring.