There are many archaeological sites of interest in Lanzarote if you know where to look.
Thanks to the efforts of Memoria Lanzarote, we found a paper entitled “Avance de La Carta Arqueológica de Lanzarote” that was prepared by José de León Hernández and M* Antonia Perera Betancort, the following archaeological map took them 10 years to compile.
A circle denotes a place of Majos culture, a triangle is an Aboriginal engraving and a square places of ethnographic interest.
The letter A is an Aboriginal or other pre-conquest culture, further classified by e – stone structure, c – cave, s – Aboriginal surface material or o – other such as burial site or cheese making. The letter G denotes g – geometry, a – alpha, p – podomorfos (stone carving) and b – boat. The letter V is ethnographic or place of interest E - ethnography and I - possible site. Condition of the site is coded as ( B ) Good, undisturbed and safe, ( R ) Regular, ( M ) Bad, obvious damage or destruction, ( MM ) Very Bad, at immediate risk of destruction.
1. LA GRACIOSA: A-O. V-E. (M). Possible Roman amphorae. Protection of underwater archaeological remains.
2. LLANO DEL BURRO: V-E. (B). Remains of traditional buildings.
3. CALETÓN DEL MARRAJO: V-E. (R). Aljibes (water storage), remains of buildings & popular ceramics.
4. MONTAÑA AMARILLA: V-L (B). Oral reference to aboriginal pottery (Agustín Pallares).
Municipality of Haría
5. LOMO DEL ZALAHAR: A-S. (M) Aboriginal ceramic. Excavations have been carried out here looking for burial sites in the Batería del Río.
6. PEÑAS DE ORZÓLA: G-g. V-E. (B). Found in 1983. Lime kilns in the area Peña Tónico read more »