With all the fruit trees such as prickly pairs, vines and other unique fruit, plus the evidence of agriculture and areas cleared of rocks, Santa Monica is likely to be one of the first areas of Menorca for early settlers to have moved to from caves around the coast to start farming.
Santa Monica has a talayot, likely to be used as a communications post and beacon, with evidence of daily activity surrounding it and perhaps living quarters.
See the pictures in this gallery to see for yourself and if you visit, it is a 5 minute walk from the house.
The Talayot of Santa Monica
English information from Menorca Cultural
Image of similar excavated structure
Mysterious dark square block of stone
Uncovered remains of structures
Tunnel inside to reach top
Stone wall remains
Old burnt tree
Remains of a dwelling?
More structure evidence?
The talayot from behnd
Pottery found at site with a darker streak through middle
Type of wood found in patches around site
Evidence of some kind of activity
New tree growing beside its parent
lots of shade
Shaded structure remains
Stone used for something
Type of flowers found around site
More fennel which attract snails
More types of crop?
Strange blackened rock
Shapes on blackened rock
The talayot facing road
Rocks cleared from growing area
A different crop?