Its name comes from gurturgiu, a species of vulture, or from 'inghiottitoio' (ponor), perhaps relative to ancient excavations. In both cases, it fully defines the wild setting in which it is located. Set between rugged mountains, Ingurtosu, a district of Arbus, which is ten kilometres away, is located in the valley of Is Animas, which stretches as fare as the sand dunes of Piscinas, a gem of the Costa Verde, where wagons used for transporting extracted material are abandoned. For over a century, it was the business centre of two mines, that of the same name and Gennamari, which were part of the Montevecchio complex. Today it is a deserted village in ruins.