Zooarchaeology as a proxy for social breakdown in Late Chalcolithic SW Iberia: insights from biometry, geometric morphometrics, diet, and animal mobility from Perdigões” is a new project to be developed in the context of the Perdigões Global Research Programme.

This project, recently approved and financed by the Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT) under the category of Exploratory Research Projects, aims to contribute to the knowledge of the social dynamics that characterized the end of the 3rd millennium BC in Perdigões, and in Southwest Iberia in general, through an approach to the fauna of the later contexts of this remarkable archaeological context.

The project is led by Nelson Almeida, with Cleia Detry as co-principal researcher. The team also includes António Valera, Ricardo Miguel Godinho, Lizzie Wright, Silvia Valenzuela-Lamas and Allowen Evin. The proposing institution was the Faculty of Arts of the University of Lisbon, through the UNIARQ Archeology Center, with ERA Arqueologia S.A., the ICArEHB-U.Algarve, CSIC-IMF and the ISEM-U. Montpellier as collaborating institutions. Project to be developed in 2023 and 2024.