Photographer's Note

Situated ocidente of the estuary of the river tagus, enters the Mountain range of Sintra and the Atlantic Ocean, the busy territory for the Concelho de Cascais is limited the north for the Concelho de Sintra, the south and ocidente for the Ocean and the east for the Concelho de Oeiras.A occupation human being in the area that today constitutes the Concelho de Cascais seems to retrace to the Inferior Paleolithic period, as they certify the joined vestiges the north of Talade, in High of the Cabecinho (Tires) and the south of the Mills of the Cabreiro. During the Neolithic period the establishment of the first towns and to the natural grotto is attended to it use (as of the Old Well, in Cascais) and artificial (as of Alapraia or They are Peter), for the cult of deceased. The bodies, then, are deposited there together with votivas offerings, practical that it will be remained for beyond the Calcoltico. As certifications of the Roman period it matters to remember villae of Freiria (So Domingos de Rana) and of Casais Velhos (Charneca), as well as the set of ten tanks discovered in the Street You mark Loyal Collision, in Cascais, part of a complex manufacter for salts of fish. The Roman domain also if makes to feel to the level of the toponmia (case of Caparide, proceeding from Latin the capparis, that it means caper) and through some registrations, maioritariamente funerrias.A Arab presence will bequeath abundant topnimos, as, for example, Alcoito or Alcabideche, native land of the poet Ibn Muqna who, been born in the beginning of century XI. In the second half of the century XI Cascais it is a small fishing village and farmers. Topnimo Cascais seems, same, to derive from the plural one of cascal (mount of rinds), what if it must relate with the abundance of there existing marine clams. Still thus, the territory that currently lodges concelho over all is inhabited in the interior, having denounced the hegemony of the agricultural activities and the distrust of the attacks of the mouros and Norman pirates

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  • Copyright: Goncalo Lopes (Bluejeans) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9250 W: 115 N: 13285] (64251)
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