Along the centuries, in the wide municipal term of Petrer that spans 104 km² in the half valley of the river Vinalopó, have established settlers from the prehistory until our days. Can check in the cartography the marked dispersion of settlements of all the periods, occupying so many rocky crests of difficult access like fluvial terraces of important agricultural exploitation. The hill and the slopes of the castle has been the one who has had a more longevous occupation, as in him superimposes a prehistoric habitat, Roman, Andalusian, mediaeval, modern and contemporary. The sum of all they the deposits have marked and conditioned the landscape petrerense.