A new approach to the Early Iron Age shell midden of El Ostrero (Camargo, Cantabria, Spain)

  1. Rafael Bolado del Castillo 1
  2. Marián Cueto 2
  3. Miriam Cubas 3
  4. Oscar Reverter Gil 4
  5. Paloma Uzquiano 5
  6. Esteban Álvarez Fernández 6
  1. 1 Universidad de Cantabria

    Universidad de Cantabria

    Santander, España

    ROR https://ror.org/046ffzj20

  2. 2 Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

    Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

    Barcelona, España

    ROR https://ror.org/052g8jq94

  3. 3 Universidad de Alcalá

    Universidad de Alcalá

    Alcalá de Henares, España

    ROR https://ror.org/04pmn0e78

  4. 4 Universidade de Santiago de Compostela

    Universidade de Santiago de Compostela

    Santiago de Compostela, España

    ROR https://ror.org/030eybx10

  5. 5 Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (Madrid)
  6. 6 Universidad de Salamanca

    Universidad de Salamanca

    Salamanca, España

    ROR https://ror.org/02f40zc51

New trends in Iberian zooarchaeology
  1. Maria Joao Valente (coord.)
  2. Cleia Detry (coord.)
  3. Claúdia Costa (coord.)

Publisher: Universidade de Lisboa. Faculdade de Letras ; Universidade de Lisboa

ISBN: 978-989-8068-39-2

Year of publication: 2022

Pages: 111-123

Type: Book chapter


The material culture recorded at El Ostrero archaeological site (Maliaño, Cantabria) is reviewed here. Our results show that the sitewas occupied in two different chronological periods; the earliest in the Iron Age and the other later occupation during the RomanAge. Most of the material culture may be dated between the 8th and 4th centuries BC, according to a radiocarbon date and thecharacteristics of the pottery assemblage.