Despite the importance of cereals in the Argaric diet, La Bastida was not ideal for its cultivation. The fertile lands were found a few kilometres south, in the Guadalentín valley. Supplying the inhabitants of La Bastida required a large amount of food and other communities to cultivate the grain.

Room H3 had a much higher storage capacity than neighbouring rooms. In it, we recovered large storage vessels for grain, and each exceeded 200 litres of capacity.

Room H3 had a much higher storage capacity than neighbouring rooms. In it, we recovered large storage vessels for grain, and each exceeded 200 litres of capacity.

The storage tasks, which this domestic unit would take care of, would blend in with other tasks since the Argaric dwelling was a place of life, work and death.

The storage tasks, which this domestic unit would take care of, would blend in with other tasks since the Argaric dwelling was a place of life, work and death.

Milling cereals was, without a doubt, one of the main activities carried out in La Bastida, as evidenced by the enormous number of mills recovered.

Milling cereals was, without a doubt, one of the main activities carried out in La Bastida, as evidenced by the enormous number of mills recovered.

Oddly enough, fire has allowed the conservation of plant remains (seeds, esparto grass, wood, among others). These kinds of remains tend to rot and disintegrate over time, but when they become charred, they can last for thousands of years. The discipline that studies seeds is called carpology, and the one that deals with woods, anthracology.

Oddly enough, fire has allowed the conservation of plant remains (seeds, esparto grass, wood, among others). These kinds of remains tend to rot and disintegrate over time, but when they become charred, they can last for thousands of years. The discipline that studies seeds is called carpology, and the one that deals with woods, anthracology.

In rooms H2 and H5, some areas were dedicated to producing flint knives used for skinning and butchering animals. Bones with cut marks are evidence of this work.

In rooms H2 and H5, some areas were dedicated to producing flint knives used for skinning and butchering animals. Bones with cut marks are evidence of this work.

Argaric people mainly consumed goats and sheep, although they also had cows and pigs. They also used the traction force of cattle, cows, sheep, and goats and obtained milk and wool from the last ones.

Argaric people mainly consumed goats and sheep, although they also had cows and pigs. They also used the traction force of cattle, cows, sheep, and goats and obtained milk and wool from the last ones.

In addition, the discovery of sandstones with grooves produced by abrasion and the numerous worked bones indicates the use of leftover bones from the butcher shop in the manufacture of objects such as awls, spatulas and necklace beads.

In addition, the discovery of sandstones with grooves produced by abrasion and the numerous worked bones indicates the use of leftover bones from the butcher shop in the manufacture of objects such as awls, spatulas and necklace beads.

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