A talayot wall in Mallorca

Interments in Mallorca. I.
Dolmen 2000 – 1700 BC
Son Bauló

Until very recently the only dolmen in Mallorca. Similarities with dolmen interments in the other Balearic Islands. The remains of five individuals were found here.

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L’Aigua Dolça
Excavated in 1997. Remains of 20 individuals. Secondary interments, the bodies having been placed elsewhere until reduced to bones, although only the long bones and the skulls were deposited in the dolmen.
Natural Caves 1800 BC
Son Gallard

Natural Caves, with evidence of secondary interment. Eight skulls were found, with a number of long bones laid beside them. There were no smaller bones such as flanges or vertebras.
Artificial Caves 1700-1300
Son Sunyer

Eight funerary caves, with passage grave, chamber grave with side niches or a bench running along the sides, central trench. Human remains found in a foetal position and, also, in one cave with heads to the sides and feet facing the entrance, each separated by small flat stones and covered by small flat stones. Only one cave could be excavated systematically and eight skulls were discovered next to the wall.
Cala San Vicente
Described as 13 caves in 1927, five have been destroyed. Collective tombs where the dead were laid out on their backs with grave goods and offerings. A central channel may have served as an ossuary for earlier bones. Side niches may have had special significance. It should be remembered that these caves were hewn out when settlers still lived precariously and must have involved an enormous level of organisation and planning
Son Matge Rock Shelter
Middle Bronze. Pretalayot interment of a male with a bronze sword with a remarkable similarity to those carried by the Sea People as shown in the Medinet-Habu bas-relief
Interments II