Not many but there have been signs of the presence of Palaeolithic man who lived in caves. About Gobiendes are Obaya Caves, where, along with those of Taraxu in Nozaleda, and El Molino, in Libardón, remains have been found showing that size Colunga was inhabited by those hunters from the Paleolithic Middle Paleolithic Superior (approximately 40,000 years ago).
Neolithic, the final stage of prehistory, in which man becomes farmer and pastor, beginning also to form villages, have been found for the first time, polished stone axes (Rasa of Lights).
Turning now to the Bronze Age, there remains metalite from Lastres.
Most of these findings is now in the Archaeological Museum of Oviedo.
So far, the council of Colunga is quantitatively the most important of all the East of Asturias, which has establishments of the Castro culture is concerned.
The town is in some mounds were inhabited by pre-Roman groups, highlighting La Riera, La Isla and Villeda. Of these, the Castiellu of La Riera is the one that shows a singularity, with a defensive system built with terraces accused to communicate with each other by ramps. From its summit you can see a wide horizon.
The villae (villages) were moving slowly to the forts. Thus, in the island, its current church building and then several excavations uncovered a series of traces corresponding to a Roman site.
These and other findings highlight a rather intense Romanization of the population in colunguesas land.
On the ruins of this Roman organization was raising the council Colunga of the Middle Ages. From the religious center with title monastic Libardón Santa Maria, Santiago and Santa Maria Gobiendes Tuna, headed economic activities in the environment.
Colunga was controlled environment in the medieval period from various castles and towers, cultural centers run by the local nobility, and symbol of social dominance.
Under the reign of Alfonso X was founded Puebla de Colunga. Since then assumed the duties of the council to run the economy.
The first historical records of the council appears on the parchment oldest medieval Asturian named "Colunca."
Among the local life events of the sixteenth century can not fail to note the passage of King Charles I by Colunga on September 23, 1517, in his first stay in Spain.
The economy of the council of the day was structured around two types of activity: agriculture and livestock. A mid-sixteenth century, in Lastres builds its first spring. These people then experience a major growth, with an intense fishing activity along with other crafts (pickled, salted, etc.). Include the practice of whaling off the coast colunguesas until the early eighteenth century, the most important being Lastres whaling port of the time.
Today the town remains basically rural appearance, dominated by livestock and agriculture. Weights remains an important fishing port in the Asturian landscape (4 th in Asturias).
SOURCE: City of Colunga