That historical period we can chronologically frame within the 2nd millennium B.C. and at the beginning of the following one, belongs to the period considered the birth of the first chiefdoms, where the control of the resources and the group is in the hands of a few individuals emphasize the social gaps. It is a rather unstable period when the towns are resettled in high and sheer areas, easily defendable, using also for the first time buildings made of stone, compared to the previous ones made of more perishable materials.

Therefore it means the generalisation of metallurgy, mainly copper, and also subsequently bronze.

The ceramics with its surface polishing treatments, the carinated body, as well as several typical shapes of the period, such as geminated vases or the so-called cheese-dishes, along with some utensils made of bronze, are the directing fossils of that cultural period characterised by a widely spread sedentary lifestyle, by an agriculture already perfected, the marked development of livestock and by a metallurgic production that features a certain technical complexity.

The sites of this cultural period, included in the Archaelogical Route can be found underneath the settlements dated from the Early Iron Age. You can observe it in Santa Lucía (Alcalà de Xivert) and in el Tossal del Mortórum (Cabanes).

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