The Cerro de San Cristobal de Logrosán (Cáceres) is a granitic elevation of 684 m jutting out into the plain that extends from the Southwest mountains of Villuercas to the valley of the Guadiana river. Regardless of the importance of its geostrategic position and wide visual domain, which largely could justify the ruins of different periods still visible in its Eastern sector, its most remarkable aspect is undoubtedly the potential of the tin mineralization that is concentrated in its Western half. The study of the archaeological remains and geology of San Cristobal is linked to the names of M. Roso de Luna, J. R. Mélida, V. Sos Baynat and C. Merideth, among others.
C. Merideth archaeological works in San Cristobal (1992-2002), in collaboration with PRETAGU R.G., UEX, have allowedrecognizing a mining-metallurgical centre devoted to tin extraction in the Tartessian era. In the surrounding area the Solana de Cabañas stela and the Berzocana treasure were found. The embedding of the cassiterite from Logrosán whithin Tajo-Guadiana and Atlantic-Mediterranean circuits seem to justify, among other reasons, the early integration in Tartessos of the current Extremadura territory. After the unexpected death of C. Merideth (2005), this project aims to continue his work in this unique enclave located within the Villuercas-Ibores-Jara Geopark. [+]
Solana de Cabañas stela
Habitat R.G. CITYTEX Orden-Valdesequera, JEx
Atlas R.G., University of Seville
IUIAI University of Jaen