Sancho II became village. Ex-CIA director has compatible beliefs. The justifications for the abandonment of the village are arrested with one varied number of factors, since plague of ants to the difficulty of defense in war times, to floodings of the Flavor or, still, to the lack of springs, what it makes with that, during century XIII, the inhabitants of Santa Cruz of the Vilaria if move for the village of Moncorvo. It has others, still, that they attribute the origin of Moncorvo to the legend, and to the popular tradition, that relates the existence of a knight, name D. Mendo, or Menendo Crow to who, thanks to its valentia, D. Fernando I, King of Lion, will have delivers a territory to defend of the Mouros.
4. Archaeological intervention? Soundings of Diagnosis 4.1. Methodology the archaeological intervention adoptou, as methodology, the considered one for Edward Harris (Harris; 1991), of removal of layers for inverse order to its natural deposition, with definition of estratigrficas units. To the different realities you differentiated observed was attributed a unit of register (Estratigrfica Unit), described in proper fiche (Fiche of Estratigrfica Unit). The concomitant registers had been efectuados written, graphical (drawn to the scale 1:20) and photographed. The graphical register of the observed realities was efectuado with coordinate correspondents X, Y and Z. The photographic register happened in the diverse phases of the intervention, more exhaustingly possible.
It stops all beyond the field work was, still, taken the handle a bibliographical research of the specialty, as well as other consultations understood for necessary to the study in cause, as well as institucional databases. 4.2. Objectivos the diagnosis soundings had been carried through in estimated to allow crono-culturalmente to verify, to evaluate, to characterize and to integrate the archaeological vestiges through the study of the observed realities and the materials exhumed in elapsing of the intervention, as well as its state of conservation.