Archaeological excavation in Cacela Velha starts on Monday – Jornal diariOnline Região Sul

Archaeological excavation in Cacela Velha starts on Monday - Jornal diariOnline Região Sul


The research project «Muslims and Christians in medieval Cacela: territory and changing identities» returns to the land, in the municipality of Vila Real de Santo António, for another archaeological excavation, as of Monday, 17.

This project is the result of a protocol of collaboration between the Regional Directorate of Culture of the Algarve, the University of Algarve and the Vila Real de Santo António Town Council.

The Campus-School of Archeology of Cacela will host, over four weeks, until July 12, researchers and university students, involving about 30 participants, national and foreign.

The open areas in 2018 will be extended, continuing to develop the study of the medieval Islamic quarter (12th-13th centuries) and the necropolis of the Hermitage of Our Lady of the Martyrs (13th-16th centuries).

Field-School works include excavation, registration and analysis of the different layers, collection of sediments, collection and identification of materials, such as ceramics, food debris, metal parts, among others.

During the Field-School is still planned to be carried out some actions, all open to the community and free, training and dissemination.

On June 18, from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., a workshop on bio-archeology will be held, while on July 13, at 6:00 p.m., there will be another tour of the cycle «Passos Contados», with the participation of archaeologists on the spot.

There will also be a conference on "Funerary practices in the medieval period. What the archaeological remains tell us today ", at the House of the Pastor, on June 27, at 6:00 p.m.

All those who want to know an archaeological excavation can visit the excavation site, see some archaeological finds and hear the news during the Open Day, which will take place on July 9 between 10:00 and 14:00.

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