Exploitation of animal resources at s’Illot des Porros (Santa Margalida, Mallorca) during the Middle and Late Bronze Age (ca. 1400-850 cal. BC)

Lua Valenzuela-Suau, Sílvia Valenzuela-Lamas i Jordi Hernández-Gasch
PYRENAE, vol. 53 núm. 1 (2022) (p. 45-66)
DOI: 10.1344/Pyrenae2022.vol53num1.2

During 1400 BC the inhabitants of the Balearic archipelago started to use islets, beaches and capes. Some researchers have related these new archaeological sites with the exploitation of the sea and the rise of maritime contacts, reflected by the arrival of exogenous materials (ivory and tin). On this study, the faunal remains from s’Illot des Porros site (Santa Margalida, Mallorca) dated from the Middle and Late Bronze Age (ca. 1400-850 cal. BC) are analyzed to characterize its formation origin and functionality, as a way to contribute to the understanding about of the use of this type of archaeological site.

KEY WORDS: ARCHAEOZOOLOGY, BRONZE AGE, BALEARIC ISLANDS, ISLET, FEASTING