ditched enclosure was detected just 200m north of the ditched enclosure of
Xancra, in Alentejo, South Portugal. The identification was done in an aerial
image from 2020 provided by Google Earth. Surface materials indicate a Copper
Age chronology, jut like Xancra. The proximity is food for thought, and might
corroborate the idea that many of these ditched enclosures had short lives and intermittent
ones, implicating lateral displacements or overlapping construction of
enclosures, which has been documented on several occasions. Work developed by the NIA-Era Arqueologia (A. Valera and T. do Pereiro).
See discussion in:
Valera, A.C., Ramos, R.,
Castanheira, P. (2015),
“Os recintos de fossos de Coelheira 2 (Santa Vitória, Beja)”, Apontamentos de Arqueologia e Património,
10, Lisboa, NIA-ERA, p.33-45.
Valera, A.C.; Pereiro, T.
(2015), “Os recintos de
fossos da Salvada e Monte das Cabeceiras 2 (Beja, Portugal)”, Actas do VII
Encontro de Arqueologia Peninsular, Aroche-Serpa 2013, p.316-327.