Villages

Threshing floor

Piódão

Piódão

The exterior: There is a community threshing floor at the top of the village. In small, isolated villages, the inhabitants worked as a community, as a way of using infrastructure (irrigation systems, oven, threshing floor) or places (common land). This was essential to their survival. This area was used to dry and thresh grain (e.g. rye) and legumes (e.g. beans). We can see carvings on the stones, such as dents and drawings, many of them representing individual or pairs of soles of feet. We can presume that they were connected to good luck charms for crops or preservation of products.