They find remains of a Roman population settlement on the island of Ons

Remains of a Roman population settlement on the island of Ons.

They find remains of a Roman population settlement on the island of Ons

Remains of a Roman population settlement on the island of Ons. That is what has been found in this place belonging to the Pontevedra municipality of Bueu during an archaeological research project promoted by the Xunta de Galicia and the University of Vigo.

On this island, integrated into the National Park of the Atlantic Islands of Galicia, the existence of an old salting factory was known, which, according to archaeologists, is about 2,000 years old, but now more remains of Roman times have been discovered .

On what is known as Canexol beach, near this salting factory, excavation work has unearthed the remains of an industrial complex that, according to initial analyses, would be linked to the sea sector.

The second of the interventions has been carried out in the vicinity of the Castro do Castelo dos Mouros, in which action has been taken for the first time after suspecting the possibility that it had been used to house a stable population. As part of this excavation, archaeologists have discovered residential structures and many utensils, devices and even coins, confirming the human presence during Roman times in this area of ​​the island, located about nine kilometers from the coast.

There will be a third intervention before the summer in the same fort, with which it is intended to exhume more surface and discover new findings related to this historical period.


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