Proença-a-Nova International Archaeological Field Camp (CAPN)
Summer campaign: 17July to 13 August 2017
We are accepting applications from people interested in participating in the Proença-a-Nova International Archaeological Field Camp (CAPN).
CAPN activities will include archaeological excavation, other fieldworks, study trips in the region and lectures.
In 2017 the program also includes the Workshop First steps on Pre-historic lithic industries and an archaeological weekend for Portuguese companies.
International Congress of Archaeology
The defensive lines from the 17th century and Napoleon
Portugal, 1-2 September 2017
In this Congress, we aim to exchange knowledge about the defensive lines that were built in the European territory, from the 17th century and the Napoleonic Wars, focusing on its topography, the different structures that integrate them, their function, evolution and efficiency, among other aspects. The historical context that determined its origin is also part of this study.
The Congress’ program is structured in four sessions dedicated to the following subjects: Session 1 The Talhadas-Moradal Defensive Line; Session 2 Defensive planning between the 17th and 19th centuries; Session 3 Defensive Systems in Europe between the 17th and the 19th centuries; Session 4 Lines of Research and Valorisation.
The 3D model below represents a prehistoric grave, 5000 years old, located in Moitas (Proença-a-Nova). The steels, which are slabs of metasedimentary rocks (shale and gradevaques) placed in a vertical position, define a funerary, polygonal chamber, and an access corridor to its interior. The orthostatic structure of the corridor and atrium on the south side was rebuilt after excavation with a dry stone wall. On the north side, the mainstay of the chamber adjacent to the aisle and the aisle of the aisle adjacent to the chamber are not original. It was surrounded by a circular mound of clay (mamoa). The archaeologist Georg Leisner was responsible for identifying this grave in the first half of the twentieth century. An archaeological excavation was carried out in 2012-13, guided by the archaeologist João Caninas, from the Association of Studies of Alto Tejo, within the 1st Archaeological Field of Proença-a-Nova, which revealed several artefacts such as tools in chipped and polished stone. Work carried out under the chair of Laboratory Archeology of FLUC by: Ana Ribeiro, Leonor Vale and Miguel Rodrigues.( https://sketchfab.com/miguelrodrigues).