Eptisa has carried out the paleontological control of the archaeological site "Casa Montero" in Madrid

In a surface area of 4 hectares, have been found 3,794 silex extraction wells and important archaeological and paleontological remains

January 23 2012

The archaeological site "Casa Montero" is located in Vicálvaro's district, in the East of Madrid. In this mining site, with a surface area of 4 hectares, have been found 3,794 wells as a result of silex exploitation carried out by generations of Neolithic groups, that have made possible to know the history and use of this place along the time.

During the excavation works, also were found exceptional paleontological remains before man. In addition, this location is one of the few outcrops worldwide where mastodon's paw prints have been found.

In "Casa Montero" Eptisa had carried out the paleontological control of the excavation site with the aim of recover all the remains and locate them into its stratigraphic framework, undertaken the following activities:

  • Visual Paleontological prospecting of total coverage of the soil
  • Paleontological control of earthworks
  • Geological study with uplift the stratigraphic column
  • Archaeological Excavation Methodology, recovery and location of all fossil remains
  • Collection of sediment samples for microfauna analysis, in collaboration with National Museum of Natural Sciences (CSIC)
  • Collection of samples for pollen analysis - Reporting

This project is included in the objectives for the protection and conservation of the assets that are part of the Historical Patrimony of the Region of Madrid.

More information (in Spanish): http://www.casamontero.org
 
 Eptisa has carried out the paleontological control of the archaeological site