sábado, 25 de setembro de 2010
Spatial Analysis Applied to Archaeological Sites from Protohistory to the Roman Period
Decorrerá nos dias 2 e 3 de Dezembro na Universidade de Ghent (Bélgica) um encontro intitulado Spatial Analysis Applied to Archaeological Sites from Protohistory to the Roman Period – Workshop on Spatial Archaeology. O programa do encontro pode ser consultado aqui.
O Projecto ESTELA fará neste encontro a apresentação de resultados preliminares da análise espacial realizada sobre os sítios da Idade do Ferro na região onde se insere o projecto, conforme se constata pelo respectivo Resumo:
ESTELA Project: initial assessment to the landscape of the SW Script (Iron Age, South of Portugal). (Pedro J. Santos, Pedro Barros e Samuel Melro)
The ESTELA Project aims the systematization of the archaeological data associated to the South-Western (or Tartessian) Script. This is considered by linguistic researchers to be the oldest (and still not deciphered) written form of the Iberian Peninsula (and one of the oldest of Europe), little being known about the society and culture behind it. Geographically set in an area in the South of Portugal, the main concentration of stelae seems to be located away from the Eastern Mediterranean cultural centres of the first millennium BC. The data collected over the last century related to this phenomenon is being now complemented by new findings emerging from field surveys. This paper will present an initial assessment aiming to reach better knowledge of the spatial relations between the three main axis of analysis: the world of the living (settlements); the "cities of the dead" (necropolises); and the SW Script evidences (stelae).