The Iberian Necropolis of Tutugi (2000-2012)

María Oliva Rodríguez-Ariza


Tuesday, 25 November
Lecture Hall



  • Teresa Chapa Brunet, Universidad Complutense de Madrid
  • María Oliva Rodríguez-Ariza, Instituto Universitario de Investigación en Arqueología Ibérica, Universidad de Jaén
  • Susana González Reyero, Instituto de Historia –CSIC
  • Manuel Pérez Gutiérrez, Escuela Politécnica Superior de Ávila – Universidad de Salamanca



This book is the result of the works conducted at the necropolis of Tútugi, Galera (Granada Province) between the years 2000 and 2012. This necropolis is well known in the sphere of Iberian archaeology, from the publication in 1920 of the records of the work performed by Federico de Motos and Juan Cabré between 1914 and 1918. However, since then it had not been investigated because it was considered to have been completely plundered.

Nevertheless, the new works undertaken, these including the archaeological investigation and documentation of 16 burials, made it possible to know and reinterpret the necropolis. Also, the tasks of consolidation, restoration, and creation of infrastructures of the necropolis have enabled the provision of a public area for visits of remarkable historical and artistic interest. This has brought out the value of barren land and has fomented rural and cultural tourism.