Cova Freda

Phases included in the AgriChange project

Cardial: ca. 5300 cal BC
Postcardial: ca. 4400 cal BC

Type of site

Cave site, multiple uses, fumier deposits
Dry site


Collbató (Barcelona, Spain)

Work done to date

Campaign 2018-2019: 16 samples

Remaining work

Campaign 2020: 10 samples

Type of study

Archaeobotanical analysis


Abundant seed/fruit remains in dung layers

Main significance

Early Cardial occupations. Poor state of knowledge in the area. First fumier deposits in the region.

Main difficulties

Very limited surface available for excavation due to excavations early in the 20th century