Cova del Tabac

Pleistocene / Holocene site located in the first foothills of the Pre-Pyrenees, in the municipality of Camarasa, province of Lleida.

Remains of the Middle Pleistocene and Neolithic with rock art.

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The Cova del Tabac is a cavity located in one of the cliffs of the Segre river canyon, as it passes through the Sierra del Mont-roig (Pre-Pyrenees). It is famous for its Neolithic ensemble represented by paintings belonging to the rock art of the Mediterranean Arch of the Iberian Peninsula, recognized as a National and World Heritage Site.

This site has a karst fill from the Middle Pleistocene that contains numerous remains of fauna. During the excavation campaigns a geological study of the cavity (geomorphology, stratigraphy, geochronology, paleontology, micropaleontology) has been carried out and the Neolithic sequence and remains of fauna from the Middle Pleistocene have been excavated.