Archaeological Site

Mondim de Basto
Description
This place consists of three granite outcrops on the slopes of “Monte Farinha”. The first highlighted in the surroundings due to their large size, has a very irregular surface, characterized by reliefs, crevices and angles, engraved by perforation and abrasion, with a very complex compositional organization concentric integrating circles, cross linked and pallets, among others, extending to practically all the upper face and integrating the rock irregularities in the own configuration of the engravings.


The outcrop preserves two holes, made two decades ago, with mechanical drill, with the aim of crack it and take advantage of the blocks thereof. The objective was not met by the opposition of the landowner, alerted by the workers who realized of the existence of the engravings. The second, now gone, distanced from the first about 20 meters NNW.

Of small dimensions and slightly prominent in the field, had a single recorded subject formed of several concentric circles, with "fossette" central and wave rod. The third near the first, has engraved several quadrangular pallet and dimples

In the excavations carried out in the surroundings of rocks collected up a sleeper swinging millstone, one arrowhead fragment and some pottery, manual workmanship, coarse pieces, apparently contemplated by the Bronze Age.


Location: Mondim de Basto
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