Cabildo backs archaeological studies in Guia de Isora
Tenerife Cabildo is to investigate if there are more Guanche remains in the vicinity of the cave of Chío, in the municipality of Guía de Isora.
Last year, by chance, the remains of two Guanche babies were found.
The Cabildo, through the department of historical heritage, will hire the company Prored (Archeology, Heritage and Society) to perform the geometric documentation, collection of archaeological material and survey of this area for an amount of 15,544 euros.
The acting insular councillor of historical heritage, Josefa Mesa, highlighted the scientific interest of this initiative “which will allow us to know the context of the recovered human remains and study the site.”
As for the remains of newborns found last year, one of them retains an important part of their soft tissues and was found wrapped in a bale stitched with animal skin while the other, which is completely skeletonised, only showed the remains of small fragments of skin
Almost 300 students from seven infant and primary schools of the municipalities of the Acentejo region have participated over two months in the workshop of archeology “An excavation in my school garden”.
This initiative has allowed children to approach the methodology of an archaeo-logical excavation inserting it transversally in the different subjects.