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Northern landscapes forum

THE ALGARVE Archaeological Association (AAA) is due to hold its next set of meetings on February 12 in Loulé and Lagoa, with a talk about the changing landscapes during the Neolithic Period in the north Ribatejo.

The first meeting will be at 2.30pm at the Junta de Freguesia of São Sebastião, the Archive Building, near to Largo São Sebastião, in Loulé, and the second meeting is due to take place at the Convento de Sao José, in Lagoa, at 6.30pm.

Speaker Luis Oosterbeek’s topic will be called Housing the Ancestors/Empowering the Living: Changing Landscapes During the Neolithic Period in the North Ribatejo, Portugal.

Dr Oosterbeek will focus on the chronology and method of agriculture and pasturage in western Iberia, a subject that has sparked controversy for more than 40 years. He has worked at the Museum of Macau, focusing on Prehistoric art and archaeology.

The AGM of the AAA will take place on February 21, in the afternoon at the Convento de São José, in Lagoa.

Entry to the forum for non-members is five euros per person. Proceeds go towards paying speakers, bursaries for archaeologists in training and archaeological works throughout Portugal.

For more information, please call Maxine on 917 267 948.

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