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As lareiras infratumulares

As lareiras infratumulares
As lareiras infratumulares
This book chapter publishes the results of the detailed excavation, recording, analysis and comparative study of two fireplaces documented beneath the megalithic mound of the funerary monument number 7 of the necropolis of Alcalar (Algarve, Portugal). Fireplaces had been previously recorded beneath megalithic mounds in varied regions of the Iberian Peninsula but none had been studied with so much detail. Fireplaces in this kind of stratigraphic settings were commonly interpreted as remains of foundational rites taking place immediately before the construction of the megalithic monuments. Nonetheless, the stratigraphic record and varied radiocarbon dates provided by charcoal samples retrieved from the fireplaces of Alcalar suggest that these were remains of an existing Neolithic site dated to the 5th Millennium cal BC, a site whose remains were partially removed for the construction of monument 7 during the 3rd Millennium cal BC, while some of its elements (menhirs) might have been reused to mark the entrance to the newly built monument.
megalithism, neolithic, copper age, iberian peninsula
972-8736-29-0
137-147
Instituto Portugués de Patrimonio Arquitectónico
Diaz-Guardamino, Marta
3f2d3c02-8eee-46aa-a471-3150fa962b8b
Moran, Elena
Parreira, Rui
Diaz-Guardamino, Marta
3f2d3c02-8eee-46aa-a471-3150fa962b8b
Moran, Elena
Parreira, Rui

Diaz-Guardamino, Marta (2004) As lareiras infratumulares. In, Moran, Elena and Parreira, Rui (eds.) Alcalar 7: Estudo e Reabilitação de um Monumento Megalítico. Lisboa, PT. Instituto Portugués de Patrimonio Arquitectónico, pp. 137-147.

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This book chapter publishes the results of the detailed excavation, recording, analysis and comparative study of two fireplaces documented beneath the megalithic mound of the funerary monument number 7 of the necropolis of Alcalar (Algarve, Portugal). Fireplaces had been previously recorded beneath megalithic mounds in varied regions of the Iberian Peninsula but none had been studied with so much detail. Fireplaces in this kind of stratigraphic settings were commonly interpreted as remains of foundational rites taking place immediately before the construction of the megalithic monuments. Nonetheless, the stratigraphic record and varied radiocarbon dates provided by charcoal samples retrieved from the fireplaces of Alcalar suggest that these were remains of an existing Neolithic site dated to the 5th Millennium cal BC, a site whose remains were partially removed for the construction of monument 7 during the 3rd Millennium cal BC, while some of its elements (menhirs) might have been reused to mark the entrance to the newly built monument.

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Published date: 2004
Keywords: megalithism, neolithic, copper age, iberian peninsula
Organisations: Archaeology

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Local EPrints ID: 346208
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/346208
ISBN: 972-8736-29-0
PURE UUID: 30ddec41-f5f1-4f93-a1e6-7321134697be

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Date deposited: 04 Mar 2013 14:39
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 05:05

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Author: Marta Diaz-Guardamino
Editor: Elena Moran
Editor: Rui Parreira

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