Mores Altes II

Description

It must be related to the ones of Mora, Mores Altes I and The table of the Thieves, which made up a group in an area where the valley of la Selva and the access by sea could be watched. In origin, it was an area of bushes and holly oak woods.

It is a passage tomb with a long trapezoidal chamber and a narrow corridor. The dolmen stones are slate. The upper slab shows one single motif of a cup mark, easily recognisable. The tumulus must have been circular refilled with small stones, there are no remains of retaining, and it should have measured 7-8 m diameter.

 

History

For its long trapezoidal chamber and narrow corridor, it can be dated as second period of the passage tombs in l’Alt Empordà – Rosselló, second half of IV millennia B.C.

Joan Garriga (1952) talks about it for the first time as an unprecedented dolmen near Mores Altes I. He publishes neither its name, nor a picture or photo. The Geseart rediscovers it in 1983 and in 1988 they publish it with its current name. It is cleaned in 1995 and more stones appear, although it is not in good condition. In 1992 it is included in the book about megalithic monuments of Alt Empordà by Tarrús and Chinchilla.

 

Basic bibliography

Tarrús Galter, Josep; Poblats, dolmens and menhirs. The megalithic groups of l’Albera, Serra de Rodes and Cap de Creus. Girona: Diputació de Girona. 2002