Alcácer do Sal, in Setúbal, will receive a Nautical Archeology Center to study the heritage present in the Sado river. The project results from a partnership between the municipality of Alcácer do Sal and Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas, through two of its research centers, Instituto de Arqueologia e Paleociências (IAP) and Instituto de História Contemporânea (IHC), which created a local research unit in the city.
The creation of this center, officially named Centro de Arqueologia Náutica do Alentejo Litoral (CANAL), marks the 800 years of Alcácer do Sal and has the purpose of exploring archeological underwater heritage of Sado river, once this had a very important role in trading routes in the centuries VII and VI b.C.
Read the article from newspaper Público regarding this project.
Photos: Researcher Paulo Alexandre Monteiro