Early Medieval Period

Following the collapse of the Roman Empire, from the second half of 5th century Olisipo witnessed battles and looting resulting from the struggle for power of the ethnic groups (Suevi and Visigoths) then living in the Iberian Peninsula.

In NARC’s area the roman road had been kept in use and in its vicinity the abandoned industrial complex was reused as a burial site. The isolated burial of a male individual (aged between the late thirties and de early forties) used a open cavity in the wall of a cetaria and some roof tiles. The head was oriented towards north and covered with a slab of limestone. The body was lying in a supine position with the arms slightly bent over the belly.