The Perdigões Archaeological Complex is a Prehistoric ditched enclosure.
Dated between 3400 and 2000 BC, it is classified as a National Monument.
Located in Reguengos de Monsaraz (Alentejo), it covers 16 ha partly owned by Esporão, S.A.
The research project is coordinated and directed by ERA Arqueologia, S.A.

New Publication

A new study on the fauna of Perdigões has been published. With regard to the study of the faunal assemblage of Ditch 7, a diachronic approach is made to all the fauna already studied and published in Perdigões (more than 3300 remains). For the first time, consumption trends (namely among domestic and wild animals) are…

New results for human mobility in Perdigões

The research partnership of the Perdigões project with the National University of Australia (as part of an international project on mobility) produced new results for the contexts of cremations in the central area. Several dozen individuals analyzed, through teeth and pars petrosa (a novelty in these approaches), revealed that the vast majority have local values,…

24th excavation campaign of the Perdigões Global Research Program

In July 2021, the 24th excavation campaign of the Global Research Program in the Perdigões Archaeological Complex (25th if we count on the 1997 diagnostic intervention – a quarter of a century, therefore) will take place between 5 and 31 July. This year we will continue with a reduced team due to the pandemic, but…

New PhD project involving Perdigões

A new PhD project, developed by Cláudia Relvado, takes Perdigões as one of the major contexts of research.

Elements from Perdigões on display at the National Archaeology Museum

Several iconographic elements from Perdigões (sixteen pieces in total) will be on display at the exhibition “Ídolos, Olhares Milenares”, to be inaugurated at the Museu Nacional de Arqueologia.

Participation in International Congress

The Perdigões project will participate in the next international meeting of “Archéologie & Gobelets” (Archaeology and Beakers), taking place on the 21st and 22nd of January 2021.

Collaboration with the University of Kiel

In 2021, the Perdigões Global Research Program will start a collaboration with the University of Kiel, its main theme being the question of the end of Perdigões.

Research on cognition and materiality

The Perdigões project will be collaborating with “XSCAPE. Material Minds: Exploring the Interactions between Predictive Brains, Cultural Artefacts, and Embodied Visual Search”, a research project on cognition and materiality.

Ditch contained structured depositional set

During the 2020 campaign, a ditch containing a structured depositional set was excavated at the central area of Perdigões.

Unique structure in the Iberian Peninsula

During the 2020 excavation campaign, a Timber Circle-type structure dated between 2800 – 2600 BC was identified at the center of Perdigões.

Study On A Halberd

A study on a halberd deposited in the central area of Perdigões has been published in the journal “Apontamentos de Arqueologia e Património”.

Volume 2 of “Perdigões Monográfica”

The second volume of the Perdigões Monográfica series, published by NIA-ERA, is now available.

Timber Circle

Part of a structure with features unprecedented in the Iberian Peninsula has been identified at the center of Perdigões.

New Master’s in Perdigões

Inês Ribeiro will be developing a Master’s thesis at the University of Évora on the artefactual component of Perdigões’ Ditch 3 and its behavior along the observed stratigraphic sequence.

Idols Exhibition

Idols from Perdigões are part of the exhibition “Idols. Millenary sightings” that is taking place at MARQ, in Alicante.

Mobility Project

Funded by FCT, the project dedicated to the investigation of the mobility of humans and animals in Perdigões is complete.