The hidden record at Torre d'en Galmés, Menorca. Accounts from soil micromorphological analysis
Menorca contains a wealth of archaeological sites dating to the Talayotic period (1st millennium BC) and occupied throughout the late Middle Ages. These sites have been the object of a number of excavations in the past decades. Most excavations have concentrated on revealing the architecture and traditional aspects of the archaeological record. Many facets of site formation and the stratigraphic record, however, are often not visible, go unnoticed, or are largely under the radar. The main goal of this paper is to show how archaeological soil micromorphology can reveal information about human activities and site use within and between structures at Torre d'en Galmés that are virtually unseen in the field. As such, it more than supplements information derived from the 'traditional' archaeological record, which can be deficient in revealing what people were actually doing at the site, and should be viewed as part of the archaeological record.