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Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Rescue digs in Portugal ahead of dam construction
Archaeological works that have been going on for two years in the region of the Lower Sabor River in north-eastern Portugal have turned up unique finds dating back millions of years, a source told Lusa News Agency.
Archaeologists have documented over 100 sites dating from the Upper Palaeolithic to the present day in the Sabor valley [Credit: Portugal News]
“We are finishing the field work at more than 100 sites dating from the Stone Age to modern day, said archaeologist Rita Gaspar.
Gaspar told reporters there were three exceptional sites in the Sabor valley, where works would continue for a few more months and others that were already closing down.
At one of the sites, archaeologists found thousands of stones with graven images belonging to what they called “moveable rock art”. Read the rest of this article...