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Other Studies on La Bastida

  • In 1949, Clarisa Millán summarizes the activities done by the Seminar of the Early History of Men with emphasis on the interventions in La Bastida.
  • In 1971, Beatrice Blance publishes a study on funerary contexts of the Argar, where she takes up again the grave goods from some graves excavated by Martinez Santa-Olalla. This is a typological study attempting to link certain burial forms with specific artifact types (metal objects, ceramic vessels, etc.). As a result of this study, Blance concluded that the decline of La Bastida began in an advance moment of the Argaric period.
  • In 1983, Vicente Lull, professor of prehistory at the Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona, did a chronological and socio-economic assessment from published data of La Bastida. This re-study of the architectural and stratigraphic data showed that the discovered buildings belonged to two stratigraphically different phases. He also stressed the fact of burying the dead under the dwelling floors and this denotes a strong sense of family and emotional bonds to it. The analysis of the grave goods and work tools found in La Bastida and other sites concluded that the Argar was a stratified society.
  • Manfred Kunter did an anthropological study of the skeletons of the thirteen graves excavated by Siret in 1886 and added them to his work in 1991.
  • In 1991, Hermanfried Schubart and Herman Ulreich drew again and gathered together information of the 13 graves and other objects from indeterminate origin excavated by Siret in La Bastida, according to the data found in his notebooks.
  • In 1992, it is published the work of the pottery collection recovered in old excavations of La Bastida, on the occasion of the study undertaken by Mª Magdalena García López. This study applies statistical analysis to the ceramic morphology from dwelling and funerary contexts. In addition, it is found the archaeofaunal analysis results that describe the species represented in the archaeological deposit.
  • The book on the prehistory and ancient history of Totana, published in 1997, includes news from local amateurs about La Bastida. Its author, Pedro Martinez Cavero, got Totana’s Alporchón Prize thanks to this work.
  • Hans-Gert Bachman published the analysis results on three slags of the site on Fuente Álamo monograph of the year 2000. These analyses match the results achieved by Incharraundieta and they confirm definetly its composition of galena.
  • The only C14 dating from La Batida was published by Eiroa and Lomba in an article on radiocarbon datings of Murcia region presented in 1997/98.
  • In 2005, Mª M. Ayala publishes an article on a large stone block covered with "insculptures" that were originally found by the team of Martinez Santa-Olalla. The morphometric analysis performed on the block and the composition of the cups and grooves carved into its surface led him to conclude that this is a stela with the representation of a geographical ambience known or related to the town’s population.
  • In 2008, The magazine Caesaraugusta made a tribute to Antonio Beltrán and his description about some findings stored in Cartagena Museum when he was its director. On this publication, it is mentioned the presence of “Argaric remnants of La Bastida” as well as “three glass cabinets with falsifications of the gipsies from Totana, “El Corro y el Rosao”.


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