La Draga is a Neolithic Lake Dwelling, occupied about seven thousand years ago, on the shores of this pretty lake in the Catalonia region of extreme northeastern Spain.
Lake Bayoles, Catalonia, Spain. Photo by Börkur Sigurbjörnsson
Like many of the lake dwelling sites, La Draga's deposits include fabulous preservation, with basketry, bone rings and wooden points, not to mention rectangular huts on stilts.
La Draga was featured in an article in Antiquity this fall. An archaeological park is in progress (or at least was before the economic downturn), which are planned to provide an interpretive look at the site, bAsed on the scholarly excavations which began in 1990.
Palomo A, Gibaja JF, Piqué R, Bosch A, Chinchilla J, and Tarrús J. 2011. Harvesting cereals and other plants in Neolithic Iberia: the assemblage from the lake settlement at La Draga. Antiquity 85(329):759-771.