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_Historia de las excavaciones


First news of the archaeological site coinciding with works to improve the track leading to the chapel. Soon afterwards, initial excavations were carried out by Enrique Peinador Lines, an archaeology aficionado and owner of the spa of Mondariz.


The first excavations to be carried out using scientific methods, led by Isidro Parga and the archaeologists Florentino López Cuevillas and Luis Pericot, who worked under Peinador’s sponsorship. The explorations affected the eastern sector of the acropolis, which corresponds to the first phase of the hillfort’s occupation. More than 30 structures were documented. The snake-shaped engraving was found on the first day of the dig.


Having been abandoned for more than 50 years, excavations were resumed under the guidance of different archaeology experts. The site was cleared and consolidated, and was one of the first settlements of its kind in Galicia to undergo restoration work, enhancing its value. These excavation campaigns made it possible to better understand the site and redefine its chronologies. The first carbon-14 datings were carried out. In 1989, a gold alloy ingot was uncovered under paving dating back to the end of the 1st century BCE. It was one of the five Gallaecian hillforts to have this type of item documented up until that date. In 1991, a fragment of a gold torque was found in a dwelling, also dated in the 1st century BCE. In 1995, work began on drafting the Master Plan.


Declared a Site of Cultural Interest.


Works to clear and eliminate invasive species, promoted by Pontevedra Provincial Council.