Monday, April 1, 2013

0171 – Monte do Tosco walled enclosure

Location: (Mourão municipality, Évora district, Alentejo, South Portugal)
Chronology: Chalcolithic / Early Bronze Age
Bibliographic references: Valera, 2000; 2007.

Monte do Tosco walled enclosure is located in the top of a hill, over the Alcarrache river, and was excavated twelve years ago by Era Arqueologia in the context of the mitigation of the impacts of the construction of the Alqueva dam.

 It is a settlement surrounded by a stone wall and an inside stone platform. At least two hut stone structures were identified. These occupation and structures can be ascribed to a plain chalcolithic chronology (first half of the 3rd millennium BC).

Later, the site was reoccupied in Late Chalcolithic / Early Bronze Age, with the construction of a circular stone hut, where several beaker shards and metal tools were collected.

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