Next Monday the 2014 campaign of archaeological excavations will start at Perdigões. We will be working in four areas.
The Era-Nia team will continue the work in sector Q and P and will initiate a new survey in Sector O. At Sector Q, the excavation of pit 40 with the depositions of cremated remains will continue, as well as pit 45, the one that had a burial of a dog.
Pit 40 (Sector Q)
At Sector P, the survey of Ditch 7, with its moment of re-cutting and re-filling, will also continue, trying to establish the global chronology, processes and rhythms of those fillings.
Ditch 7 at the left (Sector P)
At Sector O, in the western part of the enclosure, a new survey area will be opened in an area where the geophysics shows a possible gate in Ditch 10. The goal is to confirm the presence of the gate that, if exists, will be aligned with Gate 4 of the outside ditches (1 and 2). Starting to establish its chronology is also an objective, contributing to the construction of the global temporality of Perdigões.
New survey area at Sector O
Finally, in Sector L, the Málaga University team, that collaborates in the Global Program of Archaeological Research of Perdigões, will be removing and studying the large stelae that was discovered in front of Gate 1. For this they will have the collaboration of Primitiva Bueno and Rodrigo Balbin from the university of Alcalá de Henares.
Stelae in Sector L
As usually, you may follow here the results campaigns work on a daily bases.