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Posted on July 18, 2014 in General by

As measures of minimizao the accomplishment of archaeological soundings was proposal, through half mechanics. The works had elapsed in the month of January of 2006, under responsibility of the signatory archaeologist of this preliminary report. Thus, sond had been opened 3 ditches of 4×2 mts (. 1, 2 and 3), having itself observed great amount of tegulae, imbrices and dolia, as well as some fragmentos of domestic ceramics of chronology coeva. Of the 3 mechanical soundings efectuadas only 2 they had disclosed archaeological context, being that one of them (sond. 2) if presented barren of occupation vestiges human being. Sounding 1 allowed to observe an archaeological level (UE 2), characterized, essentially, for fragmentos of tegulae, fragmentos of dolia and fragmentos of common ceramics. The archaeological level was observed under a layer with about 60/80 cm of estratigrfica land power, dug for the culture of eucaliptos and pines, of dark chestnut coloration, with pebbles to the mixture (UE 1).

In this UE 1 tegulae and imbrices had been observed fragmentos of. In the interface of the two UE' s was observed a small one knocks down of tegulae and some fragmentos of dolia. Later, in way best to observe archaeological level, subdivided it sond. 1, in sond. 1-A and sond. 1-B.

There they had been lowered about 30 cm of the surface layer, reaching itself a level of tegulae, completely dug. The layer is equivalent to UE 1. Of the material point-of-sight one collected tegulae and fragmentos of dolia. Sounding 2 showed barren archaeologically. Sounding only 3 disclosed to archaeological material in the cut This (fragmentos of tegulae). In such a way, and after it visits to the place for the Dr Helena Moura (Portuguese Institute of Archaeology? Extension of Pigeon house), was praised the widening of the sounding ditches; of form to more get a knowledge widened of the small farm, allowing its interpretation.