Friday, January 29, 2016

0327 - Abstracts for the meeting Enclosing Worlds

The preparation of the meeting Enclosing Worlds is going on. Paper proposals are being received and analysed. Abstracts will be progressively displayed in the web page during the next months.
You may check the abstracts here.

Sunday, January 17, 2016

0326 – Portuguese ditched enclosures in intercontinental project

After obtaining the approval and funding for a FCT project on mobility, the enclosure of Perdigões (but also others that were researched by Era Arqueologia, like Bela Vista 5 and Porto Torrão) will be part of an intercontinental research project on prehistoric mobility. The project, titled “Beyond migration and diffusion: The prehistoric mobility of people & ideas”, is funded by the Australian Research Council and has a leading team composed by Catherine Frieman, Rainer Grun, Matthew Springgs, Rachel Wood (from Australian National University), Mathieu Duval (from Centro Nacional de Investigación sobre Evolución Humana, Spain) and António Valera (Era Arqueologia, S.A.).

The main goal is to see how the movement of individuals and groups of people is both an instigator and a response to sociocultural change, utilizing both key European and Pacific Island examples to help build a truly comparative archaeology of rapid social and economic change, with pertinence to general theories of innovation and adoption.

Sunday, January 10, 2016

0325 - Still the manipulation of human remains at Perdigões

A new paper has been accepted for publication (it will be available soon) about a human bone used as a tool recovered at Perdigões ditched enclosures: it is a fragment of a femur turned into an awl, recovered in the context of the cremated human depositions in the central area of the site. A new dimension on the manipulations of human remains that are being documented at Perdigões.