TALAIOT ES ANTIGORS
Es Antigors is located on the outskirts of the municipality of Ses Salines, in the southeast of Mallorca. This talaiot is also one of the better known, as it was excavated in the 1920s. However, the fact that some important areas were later filled in and the excavation was not documented means that little is known about this settlement.
Unfortunately, due to its use as a quarry, most of the site has been lost since it was excavated at the time. Of the oval wall, within which there were three talaiots 80 years ago, only small remnants remain, hidden among modern Mallorcan dry stone walls.
The preserved talaiot is up to four metres high. Inside, two elements of the central column are still preserved and fragments of the former stone slab cover. A bronze spearhead and an iron knife were also found here at the time.
There are also only a few remains of walls from an earlier temple building. However, this is one of the areas that have been filled in again, where fragments of four columns are still waiting to be uncovered again under the ground. Here, during the excavations, a 60-centimetre-high layer of ash was found, interspersed with the remains of animal bones. It is possible that this was a much-used sacrificial site.
Based on the organic finds, it is fairly accurate to say that Es Antigors was used from the fifth century BC, until the Roman period. However, more recent finds of Islamic pottery suggest that this Talaiotic site, like many others, was probably inhabited until the Middle Ages.