The archaeological site of Boca do Rio

A lecture on the archaeological site of Boca do Rio in Budens is taking place on December 1 at two locations – first at the São Brás museum at 2.30pm and later at the Lagoa municipal library at 6pm.

The presentation, organised by the Algarve Archaeology Association (AAA), will see lecturers João Bernardes and Ismael Medeiros talk about the archaeological site and its structural and peripheral occupation.

The AAA had previously awarded a grant to Medeiros to work on the important site at Boca do Rio. Through this work he obtained his Masters qualification.

The focus of the work during three-and-a-half months was the diachronic relationship between the Roman remains and the pre-historic and historic archaeological realities that cover the former estuary of the streams of Budens and Vale Barão.

Archaeological surveys had been underway over a period of three years but the findings were not correlated.

The preliminary results of that excavation were presented at the 9th Archaeology Meeting of Silves in 2011.

All are welcome to the lectures, which are given in English. There is a charge of €6 per person, with all money raised going to grants to aid the work of archaeology throughout Portugal, but particularly in the Algarve.