A day in the lab.

As you may have already heard, Archaeology is a science that studies the human past by analyzing bones, rocks, charcoal, ceramics, or shells (among others) that are in archaeological sites. These archaeological sites are very important, because they were the home of past human communities, where we find the remains… Read More »A day in the lab.

The prehistoric “flower” of Santa Vitória (Campo Maior, Portugal)

The archaeological site of Santa Vitória is the first ditched enclosure excavated in Portugal and is located in Campo Maior (Portalegre), in Alentejo. It was excavated in the late 1980s and early 1990s. In these initial interventions, it was possible to identify two sinuous ditches that delimit two enclosures (which… Read More »The prehistoric “flower” of Santa Vitória (Campo Maior, Portugal)

A night of… science?

Can you guess what the most scientifical night of the year is? That’s right, you guessed it (or not) – it’s the European Researchers’ Night! Every year on the last Friday of September, researchers across Europe gather to make science accessible and fun to visitors. This year the event happened… Read More »A night of… science?

The beginnings of agriculture.

We hope you enjoy your veggies because today we are going to talk about… agriculture. Humans didn’t always accompany their meat with lettuce, tomato, and carrot, nor did we always have bread or cereal for breakfast. In fact, agriculture marked a revolution in human (pre)history. Starting at about 10,000 years… Read More »The beginnings of agriculture.