Excavations 2018

This is a temporary blog for presenting the excavations of 2018 at Perdigões. Posts from 2011 to 2017 are still available.

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

050 - Pit 40

Today, we finally reached a level with no cremated bones at Pit 40. Is it the end of the funerary contexts in this pit? Or is it an intermediate layer, just to reveal another funerary deposit underneath?  

When we started to excavate it, parts of a decorated vessel start to appear. Symbolic decoration in what seems to be a bell beaker shape pot.
Part of it is steel in place in the pit. And it is burned, like the rest of the materials in the deposits with the cremated remains. So, maybe we are just in an interval, and the massive depositions of humans bones will return soon. We´ll see.


  1. This is so exciting to watch things evolve :) especially the pottery underneath the funerary cremation layer. Frankie W