Points of interest

Rock art - Pedra do Sol (sun rock)

The rock art found on Pedra do Sol is a group of fossettes resembling a stellar design engraved on top of an oval shaped outcrop that is partially broken. Fossette is an archaeological term for a small fossa or artificial hallow carved out on a rock.
The painter and architect Fernando Lanhas, a leading figure in Portuguese archaeology, was the first to reference this location in 1969. Later, in 1986 Ivone Baptista meticulously describes a large incised motif made with grooves and hallows, which she classifies as stellar. She indicates that the employed techniques included pecking followed by abrasion. Carlos Alberto Brochado de Almeida (2008) dates this artwork to the Late Bronze Age.