The disappearance of the Iberian states under the power of Rome.
The victory of Escipión at the battle of Baecula in 208 BC marks an important milestone in our history. The last period in the history of the Iberians began under the control of Rome, and lasted until the disappearance of Iberian culture as a recognisable entity, which became clear at the beginning of the 1st century AD. A long period began during which many oppida disappear and others were transformed into Roman cities, with new economic strategies and new municipal political models. The Ibero-Roman city of Cástulo in Linares is one of the best archaeological sites for understanding this final period of Iberian culture.