4. Dolmen Mores Altes I

Discovery: It is known since ancient times because it is located next to the historical path that goes from the coast to Sant Pere de Rodes. In XIX century Josep Antoni de Nouvilas mentions it. It is named by Joan Garriga in 1952. It is rediscovered at the beginning of the thirties by Eusebi Rius and Antoni Costa. They published a press article about it. Hipòlit Nadal i Mallol publishes it on Ressorgiment in Argentina.

Location and environment: Located on a plateau, on the slope of Puig del Dijous. It is located on a dominant zone. Holly oak and bush is the current vegetation. The last cultivation in the zone was vineyard.

Appearance: It is a passage tomb with a trapezoid chamber and a narrow corridor. Built in slate. There are some circular tumulus remains, which should have measured 7-8 m diameter. Highlight the carvings on the main cover with complex motifs: cup marks, grooves and cruciform motifs.

Building era: Second half of IV millennia B.C. (second period of the passage tombs in l’Alt Empordà – Rosselló)