They find a vessel that could be more than 1,000 years old in Fuerteventura

A vessel that could be more than 1,000 years old has been found in the framework of the excavations of the Cueva de Villaverde, on the island of Fuerteventura.

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10 September 2022 Saturday 03:47
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They find a vessel that could be more than 1,000 years old in Fuerteventura

A vessel that could be more than 1,000 years old has been found in the framework of the excavations of the Cueva de Villaverde, on the island of Fuerteventura. As reported by the City Council of La Oliva, specifically, it has been located outside of it.

The director of Sandstone and of the excavation work, Rosa López, has confirmed that the find was made by her colleague Derque Castellano and highlighted "that this is a spectacular find, since it is the first time that a vessel of this size has been found. type in a village excavation".

In the same way, he has assessed the age of the vessel at about 1,000 years in the absence of more thorough studies "which would be of vital importance to learn more about the way of life of the primitive inhabitants of Fuerteventura".

Lastly, he indicated that the vessel, baptized 'Olivita', is complete, although fragmented, and that it will be sent to the Archaeological Museum of Betancuria for study, since knowing what it preserved "will give an idea of ​​how life was lived in those times." .

Meanwhile, the mayor of La Oliva, Pilar González, expressed "her great joy at this important discovery, which highlights the importance of the work being carried out."

"We are facing a unique opportunity to turn the Cueva de Villaverde into an archaeological and historical landmark and we are not going to waste it, I am impatient to be able to show all the residents of La Oliva and those who visit us this very important site," he stressed.

Finally, the Councilor for Culture, Jero Lozano, expressed his satisfaction with the finding and stressed that "this adds value to our municipality and will serve to generate new attractions that go beyond sun and beach tourism."

With this, there are already five seasons of excavations co-financed with the Government of the Canary Islands at the site.

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