In recent years, Estepona’s history has been extended back from the Roman period to the early Neolithic
Estepona archaeological museum
In recent years, Estepona’s history has been extended back from the Roman period to the early Neolithic with the discovery of an archaeological site at Arroyo Vaquero dating to the Phoenicians and the passage graves of Corominas. Other, smaller, sites in the vicinity are showing that, far from being depopulated during the Neolithic period, the area surrounding Estepona had thriving, farming, communities that were involved in the flint, copper and bronze industries and the trading networks.
Estepona during the Roman period
The Estepona archaeological museum is in a wonderful building, the old town hall, in the older part of town. It has been brought up to date over recent years to include information and displays of artefacts from all of the archaeological sites in the municipality. There are also some good interpretational maps of how the area may have looked through the ages. Well worth a visit.
Neolithic female idol - Estepona