Gate SE. Excavation are revealing that gate NE has the
same general plan.
As a result of the Málaga team collaboration in the
Research Program at Perdigões we have now some more information about the
architectures of the NE gate (Márquez Romero et al. 2013). In relation to the semi-circular trenches that develops
in front of the gates of the outside ditch (ditch 1), gate NE showed that there
are two associated features, one deeper corresponding to a ditch and another
one smaller corresponding to a probable palisade infrastructure. This architectonic
element conditioned the circulation through the gate, forcing it to lateral
Image of the double feature in gate NE (Márquez Romero
et al, 2013)
And a simplified
reconstitution of the possible palisade/ditch.
Now we are waiting for the radiocarbon dates to see if
this feature was built at the same time as ditch one (and was there since the
beginning of the gate) or if it was a later addition. The research there has
been showing that there is a quite complex sequence of architectonic remodeling in this gate.
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ALBADALEJO, P. (2013) – Actuaciones aqrueológicas realizadas por la Universidad
de Málaga en el yacimiento de Perdigões (Reguengos de Monsaraz, Portugal):
trienio 2011-2013. Apontamentos de Arqueologia e Património. NIA-ERA. N.º 9
(2013). p. 61-76