Bronze Age features from the Plana del Castell – Parc de l’Alba (Cerdanyola del Vallès, Barcelona)

Marc Guàrdia, Joan Francés

This paper presents the archaeological finds from the Bronze Age brought to light during road work at Cerdanyola del Vallès Synchrotron near  Barcelona. The finds comprise three excavated features: a funerary hypogeum containing six individuals and two silos. The analysis of the pottery, as well as four radiocarbon datings, suggest the features date to the outset of the Bronze Age. The study also offers the interpretation of a ritual character to one of the pits near the burial. Special attention is paid to the find of a fragment of an engraved stone, perhaps part of a stela.

Keywords: Bronze Age, pottery, funerary hypogeum, engraved stela, animal offerings, Vallès.