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.

Elements from Perdigões on display at the National Archaeology Museum

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.

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.