Visiting the dolmen of Cabeço d’Ante at UNESCO Naturtejo Global Geopark
Last week the dolmen of Cabeço d’Ante with a lifting was presented to the public. This is the fifth megalithic monument ready for tourist visit in the territory of this Geopark located in the Centre of Portugal, and there are two more being excavated for the same purpose.
Several people came to the place to see the results of the restoration and learn about this dolmen with the archaeologist João Carlos Caninas, responsible for the project. The dolmen of Cabeço d’Ante, dated from the second half of the 4th millennia BC to the beginning of the 5th millennia, has now a fresh new look and is integrated in the Vilas Ruivas walking Trail. The results of the excavations conducted by the Associação de Estudos do Alto Tejo were also presented to the locals from the village of Vilas Ruivas at the local association’s bar. The main result is the finding of remains of a young hunter girl surrounded by many objects which included a big collection of arrowheads made of flint and even rock crystal. The results of the scientific works will be published soon.
It is worth to remind that the territory of the Geopark has an inventory of 300 megalithic monuments but only five are ready to be appreciated.