Archaeological Area

Area archeologica Anghelu Ruyu

Alghero, (Sassari)
The nuragic complex of Palmavera is located innorth- west Sardinia, between the gulf of Alghero and the gulf of Porto Conte.It consists of a nuraghe, a big barbican (built of multilobed calcareousblocks) which connects four tower-huts, and a village all around. The nuraghehas a main tower, partially enclosed in a bastion, a courtyard, a secondarytower and a short corridor with niches. One of the tower-huts in the barbicanis different from the others: it is the so-called ‘meeting hut’, typical ofNuragic villages, where a council of elders perhaps took place. It is a biground hut (8,87m diameter) with a bench along the foundation wall and acircular base in the middle in order to support a sacred sculpture. The richestfamilies probably lived inside the barbican, while the other families outside.The village of Palmavera counts about fifty among huts (circular in plan andbuilt of calcareous blocks) and delimited areas. The complex was built in threestages, from the 15th to the 8th century BC.

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