Tuesday, September 4, 2012

0105 - Bela Vista 5

Location: Beja municipality, Beja district, Alentejo, South Portugal)
Chronology: Late Chalcolitic /Early Bronze Age
Bibliographic references: unpublished.

The archaeological materials, namely the pottery, already suggested that this enclosure would be a later one in the context of Iberian ditched enclosures (see post 96).

Radiocabon recently confirmed that idea, by putting the ditches in the last three hundred years of the 3rd millennium BC.

But there are earlier pits and pits later than this time span, so the enclosure was added to an already existing site and pits continued to be built after the ditches were filled.

And not far (less than a kilometre to East and to West), necropolis of hipogea from Late Neolithic and Bronze Age were detected and excavated.

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