António Carlos Valera

Continuing with the studies on the mobility of humans and animals in Perdigões (Žalaitė et al., 2018; Valera et al., 2020), we are now, within the scope of different projects, expanding the sampling. In this specific case, the sampling of horse teeth collected in contexts from different periods of Perdigões, namely the Middle Neolithic, Late Neolithic, Chalcolithic (Plain and Late) and early Bronze Age. The objective is to see the behavior of mobility in these animals along the 1400-year chronological sequence of Perdigões and, who knows, identify some patterns that may be useful for, among other things, the problem of horse domestication in the Iberian southwest. An important aspect in the analysis and evaluation of the processes of interaction and social complexity.

Valera, A. ; Žalaitė, I. ; Maurer, A.F.; Grimes, V.; Silva, A.M.; Ribeiro, S.; Santos, J.F.; Barrocas Dias, C. (2020) – Addressing human mobility in Iberian large prehistoric ditched enclosures: the case of Perdigões (South Portugal). Journal of Archaeological Sciences Reports. 30: 102264.

Žalaitė, I.; Maurer, A.F. ; Grimes, V. ; Silva, A.M. ; Ribeiro, S.; Santos J.F.; Dias, C.B.; Valera, A.C. (2018) – Diet and mobility of fauna from Late Neolithic–Chalcolithic site of Perdigões, Portugal. Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports, 19, p.674–685.