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Arqueología de Fum Asaca (Sidi Ifni-Marruecos). De probable instalación purpuraría gétula a Torre Colonial hispano-canaria

Abstract : In this paper we present a preliminary archaeological study of the site ST-J1, located on the right bank of the mouth of the wadi Asaca (province of Sidi Ifni). It was discovered in the course of the archaeological works carried out as part of the Spanish-Moroccan cooperation project Archaeological research in the region of Sus-Tekna. The stratigraphy and the associated archaeological materials, together with the data supplied by the toponymy and the written sources, confirm that the surface deposits of the archaeological site undoubtedly correspond to the remains of the fort of San Miguel de Asaca, built in 1500 by the Hispanic-Canarian expeditionary troops commanded by Alonso Fernández de Lugo. Under the remains of the tower, and in primary stratigraphic position, this work has also brought to light an anthropic accumulation of Stramonita haemastoma shells dated in Roman times. Everything points to the interpretation of this unique finding as an installation related to obtaining gaetulian purple, and it is the southernmost evidence of the presence of “factories” related to the processing of this prized dye so far known on the Moroccan coast.
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Jorge Onrubia Pintado, Youssef Bokbot, Miguel Ángel Hervás Herrera, Luis Alejandro García García, Ángel Marchante Ortega, et al.. Arqueología de Fum Asaca (Sidi Ifni-Marruecos). De probable instalación purpuraría gétula a Torre Colonial hispano-canaria. Anuario de Estudios Atlanticos, Casa de Colón (Las Palmas de Gran Canaria - Madrid), 2016, pp.1-25. ⟨hal-02553242⟩

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