The Algarve Living Science Center will inaugurate this Friday, February 5th, at 18 pm, the exhibition “The Prehistoric Origins of the Kingdom of Algarves”. The exhibition, which will run until 00 March, will present a retrospective of the archaeological knowledge of the Algarve region, which is the result of almost 20 years of research.
The exhibition is organized by the Interdisciplinary Center for Archeology and Evolution of Human Behavior (ICArEHB) at UAlg and by the Centro Ciência Viva do Algarve.
According to UAlg, “an overview of the Algarve's Prehistory will be presented, from the Lower Paleolithic (estimating its age at around 500 years) to the First Age of Metals, a period known as Chalcolithic (about 5000 years ago )'.
The archaeological materials on display "include artefacts made of stone and pottery as well as examples of the mineral and animal resources used by our ancestors".
According to the University of Algarve, «the ex-libris of the exhibition is a Paleolithic plaque, discovered in the archaeological site of Vale Boi (Vila do Bispo), where various animal figures are engraved».
Most of these materials are the result of research work carried out or coordinated by UAlg.