Archaeological Station of Mesas do Castelinho (Almodôvar)


Almodôvar . Portugal
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According to archaeological studies, it is confirmed that Monte Novo do Castelinho was a large settlement already with defensive characteristics, with vestiges of settlement since the Iron Age, dating back to the 4th or 5th century BC.

Traces of settlement of various peoples have been found in the excavations that continue to take place at this station, with the most abundant ones being of Roman origin and the most recent ones of Arab origin.



The various archaeological campaigns carried out uncovered several fortifications, built between the Iron Age and the Umayyad period.



Access to the Archaeological Station is done by dirt road from Santa Clara-a-Nova.



The Archaeological Station of Mesas do Castelinho is located in the parish of Santa Clara-a-Nova, in the place of Monte Novo do Castelinho.
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