S'Illot is located on the east coast of Mallorca, not far from the tourist beach of Sa Coma. This megalithic village was excavated in 1965 by a group of scientists from the University of Marburg (Germany). It is a relatively small Talaiotic village dating back to 1,100 BC and was probably once home to just under 200 inhabitants.
A large part of the impressive wall has been preserved in relatively good condition to this day. Instead of the usual closed circle, here it only forms a south-western semicircle around the site and there are also no visible traces that it was once closed.
S'Illot did not have the monumentality of other talaiots and probably consisted only of smaller huts with stone walls and roofs covered with branches. Right in the middle, there are remains of a slightly raised building with a U-shaped interior. Other rooms were attached to this presumably central building like a labyrinth. Between the various huts there were two small horseshoe-shaped areas. It is assumed that they served religious purposes, as they are each oriented in the direction of the sunrise at the winter or summer solstice.
The special thing about this talaiot is that, despite its proximity to the sea, it lay directly above a small underground freshwater lake. Through well-like openings in the ground, the former inhabitants could supply themselves with fresh drinking water at any time.