Prehistory

Warrior stela from Solana de Cabañas

Slate
Solana de Cabañas (Cáceres)
Late Bronze Age
Early 1st millennium BC
 

Late Bronze Age stelae usually depict a schematic figure surrounded by his weapons and other prestige objects such as chariots, mirrors and fibulas. This heroised treatment was designed to preserve the memory of the person represented. Meanwhile, the situation of these stelae at strategic points along roads is thought to reflect prehistoric society’s need to establish at least symbolic control over its territory.

Catalogue

The objects in this section of the catalogue refer to different aspects of the daily lives of the inhabitants of the Iberian Peninsula during this long period. They primarily include implements made out of stone, bone, clay or metal, which demonstrate how human beings became increasingly skilled at exploiting their environment during the Palaeolithic, Neolithic, Chalcolithic and Bronze ages.

Glotón del Jarama

Paleolithic

         

Ídolo placa

Neolithic and Chalcolithic

           

Conjunto de El Argar

Edad del Bronce