Investigating Pedreguer’s earliest inhabitants

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RANDERO CAVE: Excavations carried out last yearPhoto credit: MARQ

ARCHAEOLOGISTS have begun work at the Randero Cave in Pedreguer. 

As it does each year, the town hall is collaborating with the Alicante’s provincial council, the Diputacion and the month-long excavations led by Jorge Soler and Consuelo Roca de Togores, experts from Alicante City’s Archaeological Museum, MARQ. 

They will continue the work begun in previous campaigns at the Inner Chamber and carry out new prospects in an adjoining gallery to establish the possible presence of human bones, interpreting and dating levels corresponding to the Neolithic era between 10,00BC and 3,500BC. 

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The archaeologists will also be extending the Palaeolithic (pre-10,000BC) area covered last year at the Entrance Chamber to determine more accurately occupation of the cave at the beginning of the Magdalenian era between 17,000BC and 12,000BC. 

Pedreguer town hall covers the cost of accommodation of the volunteers who come each year to assist MARQ personnel and has also supplied a generator to provide light inside the cave.  

 


Linda came to Spain to live when she was 24, just over 52 years ago, and her husband is Spanish. She began writing for English-language local newspapers in the mid-1970s and hasn’t stopped since! She leads a Spanish life, which she believes is vital when conveying the news to English-speaking residents, and along the way she produced two editions of Expand Your Spanish, helping English-speakers to enlarge their knowledge of the language. She was excited to be in at the birth of the Euro Weekly News in 1999 and is still passionately writing for the paper 22 years later.

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