Uma nova leitura do espólio das escavações de Leite de Vasconcelos no “Castro” de Pragança, Cadaval. Evidências de uma ocupação da I Idade do Ferro
Palavras-chave:Pragança, (Cadaval, Portugal), Iron Age, ceramics, glass beads, metal artifacts, orientalizing contacts
In this article the authors present a set of several Iron Age artifacts, mostly unpublished, from Pragança settlement. Since the late nineteenth century, this collection has been part of the National Archaeological Museum and the artefacts were recovered during archaeological excavations conducted by the founder of the National Archaeological Museum, José Leite de Vasconcelos in this archaeological site.
This site is very often associated with the fortified Chalcolitic settlements of Estremadura, but there is evidence of later occupations, as J. Leite de Vasconcelos had already pointed out. The authors present an important set of materials from the Iron Age, framing them in a regional perspective and circulation of goods, integrating this archaeological site in a network of contacts with the orientalizing and sideric world, that this set of artefacts demonstrate.