El Sotillo

Lower and middle Palaeolithic site located in the town of Malagón, Ciudad Real province.

Acheulean and Mousterian industry.

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El Sotillo is a complex site that is providing valuable information to interpret the Paleolithic of the La Mancha region. The excavation campaigns have identified the existence of three differentiated levels with Acheulean industry and the Middle Paleolithic, which will allow us to better understand the development of these two technological systems in the interior of the Iberian Peninsula.

This research project at the El Sotillo site in Ciudad Real, authorized and funded by the Junta de Castilla La Mancha, has the collaboration of the Department of Prehistory of the Autonomous University of Madrid and scientists of the Complutense University of Madrid and the University of Adelaide (Australia).