Space, Place, and Landscape at Cividade de Bagunte

Author(s): Jordan Bowers

Year: 2018


The Cividade of Bagunte is located on a prominent hill near the confluence of the Rivers Ave and Este. During the Iron Age, there likely would have been panoramic vistas that stretched well over 15 kilometers on a clear day, though this is mostly unnoticeable at ground level in modern times due to dense foliage. From the few areas that do not have trees and in combination with technology to ‘see’ through the trees, it is clear the site’s viewshed includes several other Iron Age castros, as well as the hinterlands through which the two rivers run. This presentation uses landscape phenomenology and GIS to explore the sensory affordances granted to the inhabitants of Bagunte and investigates these factors in juxtaposition with other nearby settlements. The goal of this research is to highlight unique features of the settlement that may have allowed for exploitation of these sensory aspects to create an advantageous environment for the development of Bagunte into one of the largest settlements in the area.

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Space, Place, and Landscape at Cividade de Bagunte. Jordan Bowers. Presented at The 82nd Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Washington, DC. 2018 ( tDAR id: 444851)

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Spatial Coverage

min long: -13.711; min lat: 35.747 ; max long: 8.965; max lat: 59.086 ;

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Abstract Id(s): 20132