Portugal ceased to have colonies in 1975, but nevertheless it still consists of colonial power relations. How can Archaeology help to deconstruct the idea of a nation state such as we find in the hegemonic narrative that shapes today's Portugal? In this article we will answer this question through a genealogical exercise in which we will juxtapose contemporary discussions about the decolonization of public space with an analysis of how the rural community of Cambedo in Trás-os-Montes has been integrated into the modern nation-state.
|Translated title of the contribution||Cambedo, 1946: letter on the descovery of Portugal|
|Number of pages||24|
|Journal||Vestígios. Revista Latino-Americana de Arqueologia Histórica|
|Publication status||Published - 2019|
- Contemporary Archaeology
- Nation State