Field survey project in the archaeological sites of El Xuegu la Bola and Cueiru
Place: Teberga-Somiedu (Asturias, Spain)
Dates: 01-09, October 2016.
Promoter: RomanArmy research collective.
Fieldwork supervision: Andrés Menéndez Blanco, José M. Costa-García, David González Álvarez.
Fieldwork management: João Fonte, Manuel Gago Mariño, Valentín Álvarez Martínez.
Other collaborators: –
Aims: The main goal of the campaign was the documentation, registration and study of the archaeological features in the sites of El Xuegu la Bola and Cueiru. We intended to confirm the hypothesis that these sites were temporary Roman military sites. In order to do this, we carried out an intensive prospection of the structural features on the surface, as well as we developed an archaeological survey which tried to collect archaeological finds which may prove the Roman occupation and inform us about the functional and chronological interpretation of both sites. Therefore, we carried out an archaeological field survey in both sites, we did a micro topographical uplifting of their extensive area, and we conducted a photogrammetric study of their defensive structures.
Results: The archaeological fieldwork allowed us to accurately define the perimeter defences of the sites. Moreover, we recovered more than 160 archaeological remains, with an interesting set of Roman military pieces among them. This way, our initial chronological and functional hypothesis about the sites were ratified.
Collaborator bodies: Institute of Heritage Sciences (Incipit), CSIC; Síncrisis Research group, University of Santiago de Compostela; Teverga City Council; Cultural Heritage Regional Administration, Principality of Asturias.