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Poblado Ibérico de la Seña(Villar del Arzobispo)

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The archaeological site of La Seña is located on a plain next to the Aceña or Seña watercourse. The walled enclosure occupies about 8000 m2 that preserves its perimeter wall extraordinarily well preserved despite being in a flat settlement that has suffered a great agricultural exploitation over time.

The wall is a double-faced construction of about 80 cm wide on which the interior constructions are supported. The wall sits directly on the natural terrain, and there is no documentation of a foundation trench or any other foundation preparation. It is built with parallelepiped masonry blocks, earthed and placed regularly, keeping each course horizontal.
As in other Iberian settlements, the wall would have been composed of a stone plinth on which an adobe elevation would have been placed. The preserved height (approximately 1.10 m) corresponds almost entirely to that plinth.

In the internal face of its northwest section, the wall is composed of a masonry wall of 1 meter high arranged in double facing and in its interior face is attached another wall, 30 cm wide, formed by a stone base and an adobe elevation.
From the Full Iberian period (IV-II centuries B.C.) there is evidence of a possible large access door, since at the eastern end of the northern wall there is an area where there is a large amount of debris (medium and large stones from the wall) and an angle with large stones that could have belonged to an access to the village.

The walled enclosure does not have towers attached for better defense. However, the destruction of a section for the construction of the CV road prevents the total confirmation of this feature.
Since no archaeological excavations have been carried out in the entire enclosure, it is possible that new elements may have been found.

The wall is preserved in a very good state of preservation, however, one of its sections was destroyed by the construction of the CV-396 road. The settlement was founded at the end of the 6th century B.C. and destroyed in the middle of the 2nd century B.C. (C. Pérez-Olagüe).

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