A research team made up of the Universitat Jaume I, Universitat de Barcelona,Universitat de València,Soler Blasco Museum of Jávea and the Prehistory Museum of Valencia has highlighted the potential of the archaeological site of La Cova del Moro, located in Poble Nou de Benitatxell (Alicante), to provide significant data that will serve to advance in the definition of the sequence, technologies and economies of Palaeolithic societies in Mediterranean Iberia. The study has been published in the scientific journalRevista de Prehistòria i Antiguitat de la Mediterrània Occidental, PYRENAE.
Specifically, researchers believe that human occupations could be found between the Lower and Middle Magdalenian, a poorly defined period in Mediterranean Iberia, with only some evidence in the caves of Les Cendres and Parpalló, which are still under study. Thisfact would position La Cova del Moro as one of the first evidences of this period. For this reason, they call for urgent intervention by the public administrations to "protect the entrance with a fence, regulate illegal access, put an end to acts of vandalism and ensure the integrity and archaeological values of thissite".