Example of soil in Opus Spicatum

Restitution of pavement built with small bricks (laterculi) found by chance in a Roman site. The arrangement of the rigging is reminiscent of the pattern of fish bones or ceral spikes, hence the name opus spicatum. It may have been part of a domestic or industrial-agricultural space. The small bricks found at the site of La Venta El Parrao must have been used in the construction of a similar floor. Laterculi has also been documented in the archaeological excavations carried out in the Cerro del Castillo de Alcalá de Guadaíra.