Publications on Monte Bernorio

TITLE:  “Monte Bernorio in its Environment”. Summary of the Archaeological works that took place during 2004 Season.

AUTHOR: Jesús Francisco Torres Martínez (Kechu)

LOCATION: Alfonso Fanjul Peraza (coord.). Estudios Varios de Arqueología Castreña. A propósito de las excavaciones en los castros de Teverga (Asturias), Instituto de Estudios Prerromanos y de la Antiguedad (I.E.P.A.), Cantabria, 2007

ABSTRACT: The aim of this work is to show the results of the 2004 Archaeological Season which took place in Monte Bernorio, one of the most famous hillforts (actually an oppidum) of Iron Age in the Iberian Peninsula. A series of surveys took place during said season, and several trenches were made in different areas. The results of this intervention served to establish the creation of this settlement in the Early Iron age, and its final moment in the Cantabrian Wars and its siege by the Roman Empire.

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Estudios Varios de Arqueología Castreña

TITLE: Monte Bernorio (Palencia): 1st century B.C. / 1936-1937 AD. Archaeology of a battlefield

AUTHOR: Jesús F.  Torres-Martínez (Kechu), Santiago D. Domínguez-Solera

LOCATION:  Complutum, Número 19, Fastículo 2. Dedicado a: Arqueología de la Guerra Civil Española, 2008

ABSTRACT: Monte Bernorio is one of the most important Iron Age sites in the north of the Iberian Peninsula. Due to its strategic position, this oppidum played a relevant role in the war of conquest that Emperor Augustus carried out in the land of the Cantabrians and Asturians. Two thousand years later, this place was again of great strategic relevance during the Spanish Civil War: Monte Bernorio played a crucial role within the so-called “Northern Front”. Through the archaeological study of the Civil War remains, it is possible to understand the hardness of the combats that took place in this area, as well as the harsh conditions of life experienced by those soldiers who fought among the ruins of an Iron Age settlement.

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TITLE:  Defences of Monte Bernorio hillfort (Villarén de Valdivia, Palencia)

AUTHOR: Jesús Francisco Torres Martínez (Kechu); Mariano Luis Serna Gancedo

LOCATION: Nivel Cero, Número 12, Grupo Arqueológico ATTICA, Santander, 2010

ABSTRACT: Monte Bernorio hillfort is known as one of the most important fortified settlements of Iron Age in the Cantabric, although its archaeological materials might have eclipsed the own settlement. Only thanks to the last Archaeological works (2004-2008) we can begin to fully understand the characteristics and evolution of its defences.

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TITLE: Attack and Destruction of the Monte Bernorio Oppidvm and the Establishment of a Roman Castellvm

AUTHORS: Jesús Francisco Torres Martínez (Kechu); Mariano Luis Serna Gancedo; Santiago D. Dominquez-Solera.

LOCATION: Habis, Número 42, Universidad de Sevilla, 2011

ABSTRACT: Monte Bernorio Hillfort is a very well known oppidum and one of the most important Iron Age sites in the North of Spain. The siege of this oppidum was essential during Emperor Augustus’s military campaign against Cantabrian and Asturian peoples, as shown by the latest archaeological researches in this site. In this paper we introduce new findings regarding the discovery, in the acropolis of the hillfort, of the agger of a Roman fort, built using some parts of the indigenous defenses. The roman fort has experienced different occupation periods with no less than two different phases.

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