Ca na Costa

The stone circle of Ca na Costa dates back to the bronze age, and its 7ft (2m) slabs make it the most significant megalithic burial ground in the Balearics. It was discovered in 1974. To get there exit Es Pujols and head north west in the direction of Platja de sa Roqueta and you will see a turning on your left clearly sign posted.

The limestone slabs, surrounded by smaller stones, are the earliest signs of people settling on the island. The stones are next to a grave which was home to eight men and two women. One of the men was over two meters in height so it is thought that he suffered from gigantism. Some speculate that he was revered for his size and thus deemed worthy of this special burial.

The flint tools that have been found at Ca na Costa are thought to come from other Balearic islands indicating that even in these early times there was a trade route. Archaeologists have dated the site to between 2,000 and 1,600 BC.

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