Archaeologist talks about ancient Algarve landscape

The next Algarve Archaeological Association (AAA) talk will be held on Tuesday, September 5, and will be given by Rui Parreira. Rui studied archaeology in Lisbon and Marburg University (Germany) and gained his Masters degree at Porto. He has held a number of posts in the field of archaeology and is currently employed as an archaeologist for the Faro office of the Instituto Português do Património Arquitectónico (IPPAR), where he is leading an interdisciplinary project on the megalithic monuments of Alcalar (Portimão). 

Geoarchaeological evidence from the area between the Ria de Alvor and the Serra de Monchique has shown that there have been important changes in the landscape over the past 7,000 years. Rui will explain the erosive impact of human settlement, the changes in the ancient shoreline and how the communities interacted within this territory. He will also explain how the settlement allowed for intensive domestication of the landscape since the beginning of the sixth century.

This will be the first AAA talk of the autumn season, with the first meeting of the day taking place at the Municipal Library in Loulé, at 2.30pm, and the second at the Convento de São José in Lagoa at 6.30pm. There is a charge of five euros for non-members. All are welcome. For further information call Maxine on 917 267 948.