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Everyday life in a hillfort

The upper part of the site is oval-shaped and has two rocky outcrops situated on the northern and southern edges of the croa, or acropolis. At the end of the 19th century, part of the double-walled site still remained and, at the beginning of the 20th century, some of the circular huts were still standing.

Several shell middens (“concheiros”) were found: two on the western slope and one on the eastern slope, below the dwelling units, although this area has been severely altered by stone extraction and the construction of a water tank.

Numerous items related to metallurgy feature heavily among those uncovered during excavation work, items such as pendants, slag or crucibles, providing us with information about one of the most important activities carried out during the Iron Age, not only in the north-west but throughout the entire Iberian peninsula.

Bronze Age petroglyphs, along with others from the 20th century, still remain, of which the best known is the “Sun Petroglyph”, by the stonemason and sculptor from Marín, José Meijón.

A watchtower overlooking the Pontevedra ria

This hillfort is located on the Coto or Monte das Sete Espadas, on a small, solitary mount with steep slopes and a magnificent view of Marín and the Pontevedra ria.