In our journey, the meetings with the relics of the past prompt the eerie impression that Sardinia is still partly immersed in that ancient world. That its history is not entirely ‘history’ but is still living today. Just a feeling of course, and yet…
The sites of prehistoric villages and monuments such as those we are now visiting play a strong role in the creating that sensation.
Once again an ancient village and sacred area await us: some one hundred stone huts, two small ‘megaron’ temples (rectangular structures with a characteristic front and back extension known as in antis) protected by sacred fencing and two megalithic burial structures.
The huts are of two types: isolated – presumably the oldest – and others gathered together into ‘blocks’, that is formed by several rooms surrounded by a common wall and looking onto a central courtyard.
One of the round-plan huts has been dubbed the ‘meeting hut’ because of a stone bench running along the wall in its interior. The village is strongly marked by the sacred function of the two rectangular ‘megaron’ buildings which were the heart of its life. The settlement was built at the end of the Early Bronze Age (around 1600 BC), and was abandoned in the Late Bronze Age (800 BC).