Whoever they were, it is indisputable that the Island of Mallorca underwent an abrupt change
at this time (1300 BC), with the construction of the great talayots and archaeological
discoveries of more bellicose relics from this era in a greater quantity than ever before.
Contemporaries of Agamemnon and Ulysses, all indications point to the invaders being very
hierarchal and organised. They conquered Mallorca and Minorca although there is no evidence
of them in Ibiza, and the conquest seems to have been short and sharp, as if there was little
or no resistance.
Found only in the islands of Mallorca and Minorca, the talayot gives its
name to the the local Bronze and Iron Age culture that flourished around 1300 BC. The
talayots are not all alike nor do they have the same function. In general, circular talayots
are found in the centre of settlements, the square ones are outside, they are smaller in size,
and each side always measures 10 metres.
The majority of the doorways are orientated to the
southeast at 145-150 degrees and even on mountain peaks they are all in visual contact with
another talayot. Could there have been some astronomical significance similar to those underlying
the early pyramids lined up to the star Sirius?
Sea People / Talayots.II.