The development of agriculture during this period was notable, with the introduction of new techniques and plant species.
The Moors used the plow and fertilizers, as well as winches for lifting the water from the wells, introducing the irrigation of fields, constructing dams and transforming uncultivated areas into gardens and orchards.
The Moors were persecuted terribly by the victorious army, which chased the remaining forces into a cavern, known today as Cova do Xorino, situated near the southern limits of the old city.
The Christian conquest of the region began at the end of the 12th century.
When Afonso III of Portugal occupied the throne, most of the Algarve had already fallen into the hands of the Christians.
Uns com apenas 100 membros, outros com 1.500, conforme a diversidade e abundância de recursos alimentares.
Falavam duzentas línguas - hoje apenas vinte se mantêm fortes.