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Neolithic settlement of La Draga

Activities in the Neolithic cabins (Arqueoxarxa, Joseph Casanova).

Activities in the Neolithic cabins (Arqueoxarxa, Joseph Casanova).

The discovery of a village dating back to the Neolithic Age (cardial culture) on the eastern bank of Lake Banyoles in 1990 has since allowed the excavation of one of the first Neolithic lakeside settlements in Europe (5,400-4,900 BC) by Banyoles Archaeological Museum, with the help of other scientific institutions. The numerous wooden objects and the hundreds of pillars of the huts raised above the ground, preserved as a result of their situation in permanent contact with the water table, together with the rest of the material culture (items made of bone, stone, ceramics, fauna and plants) constitute an exceptional case in the Iberian Peninsula.

The Neolithic park of La Draga has been in operation since 2000. Both schoolchildren and tourist groups can find out more about life in the Neolithic Age thanks to its reconstructed huts, the fields of cereals and legumes and the activities focusing on daily life.

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<p>Archaeologist working on the dig in La Draga (Arqueoxarxa, Josep Casanova)</p>
Neolithic site of La Draga
Neolithic site of La Draga
<p>General view of the Neolithic park of La Draga (Harold Abellan)</p>
La Draga neolithic park
La Draga neolithic park

OBJECTS

<p>The Neolithic barn is one of the reconstructed buildings that can be visited (Harold Abellan)</p>
The barn
The barn
<p>The Neolithic sickle is one of the most emblematic pieces in La Draga (Salvador Comalat)</p>
Neolithic sickle
Neolithic sickle
<p>Adorned Neolithic ring, found in 2003</p>
Adorned ring
Adorned ring
<p>The raised hut shows how the inhabitants of La Draga lived (Arqueoxarxa, Josep Casanova)</p>
The hut on a platform
The hut on a platform

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