Perdigões Project at a seminar in Granada

The Perdigões project participates, with a conference, in the series of seminars “Megalithic Autumn” organized by the GEA and the University of Granada, with the conference entitled “Diversification of funerary practices in the 3rd millennium BC: the depositions of cremations in Perdigões and Carrascal 2 (Porto Torrão ), South of Portugal”.

Zooarchaeology project in the Global Research Programme

“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…

50 radiocarbon datings until the end of 2022

As part of the collaboration that has been developed by the Perdigões Project and the University of Kiel (Germany), a set of about 50 radiocarbon datings of Perdigões contexts will be carried out by this university until the end of 2022. The goals are to specify the chronology of the final stages of the Perdigões,…

Perdigões: collections for study

The Perdigões Archaeological Complex, recently classified as a National Monument, has been under ongoing investigation for 25 years by the Global Archaeological Research Program (INARP) coordinated by ERA Arqueologia through its R&D area (NIA – Núcleo de Investigacão Arqueológica). Within the scope of this investigation, several collaborations have been made with national and international institutions…

DGPC funding for research in Perdigões

Within the scope of the Extraordinary Financial Support for Multiannual Research Projects in Archaeology 2021, the project currently ongoing in Perdigões (Perdigões: prime and crisis of a large ditch enclosure – APOCRI-Perd) received the maximum funding, corresponding to 10 000€. According to the criteria established for the applications, this funding will be applied to a…

New “phalanx idols” in Perdigões

To be integrated in the exhibition “Ídolos. Olhares Milenares”, on display at the National Archaeology Museum during 2021, two shaped horse phalanges that were partially covered by intense concretions were cleaned and restored at the lab of the museum. The cleaning revealed that the eyes are represented in the decoration, in addition to other iconographic…

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,…