Iberian village of Ullastret, at Sant Andreu d´Ullastret, Girona.
In this archaeological whole of the Iberian village of Sant Andreu d'Ullastret, many remainings have been found from the Prehistorical Age up to the beginning of 2nd century.
First -ca. 6th century b.C.- a primitive village was founded. There are not many remainings from it, because an Indiquetian village was built at the same place.
The Iberians -as well as the Celtiberians- built their villages on the top of hills and fortified them to get shelter. Their walls created a state of isolation that provoked that social developping was lesser than the evolution of Celtiberian cultures. They lived together with Phoenician and Greek who gave them necessary tools to develop a system of writting and a more evolutioned industry.
Architecture at this village shows the rectangular plan divided in one or two rooms and a patio. Walls are built with stones at the plinths and adobe at the walls. There are houses for more important persons: they are big and less single. There are also public buildings: temples and trade centers.
Its great wall was begun with the first settlements -6th century b.C-, being amplified and restored many times as wars in this area made it necessary.