1944-45 Campaign

The campaigns of the summers of 1944 and 1945 were nominally directed by Julio Martínez Santa-Olalla, although supervision in the field was by Eduardo del Val Caturla, with the assistance of Carlos Posac Mon in 1944 and José Antonio Sopranis Salto in 1945. They provided the greatest amount of information.

Work at Bastida was concentrated in the area of nearly 1800 square metres at the foot of the south-west slope of the hill, and allowed the remains of 21 "departments” to be brought to light. Their perimeter shape was rectangular trapezoidal or absidal, and their state of conservation very heterogeneous. In addition, 102 tombs were found, most in urns and others in cists or graves, of not all of which there are photographs.