LITOcat’s project main objective is to create a research platform open to the scientific community interested in the availability of siliceous rocks throughout prehistoric times.
The spread of the Neolithic in the central-western Mediterranean: agriculture, technological innovations and 14C
The project is aimed to analyse the Neolithic diffusion processes through the Central-Western Mediterranean by means of the analysis of techniques and tools related to crop-harvesting.
ZooMWest – Zooarchaeology and Mobility in the Western Mediterranean: husbandry production from the Late Bronze Age to Late Antiquity
We are investigating whether transhumance existed in prehistoric Europe and evaluating the impact of political systems on mobility and animal husbandry production at a European scale.
QUANT – A quantitative approach to Neolithic plant-working techniques: from assessing tool use to modelling human dispersals
QUANT project aims to highlight different traditions in plant-working techniques, determining how these were disseminated across the Mediterranean during the Neolithic expansion.
We approach the technological innovation inherent to the introduction of the Neolithic economy in NE Iberia, taking the Neolithic settlement of La Draga as the main case study.
Qarassa 3 is a hamlet (12 dwellings) of a Natufian community of hunter-gatherers whereas Tell Qarassa North is an Early Neolithic village dated at the mid-9th millennium cal BC.
Nahal Efe – Human environment interaction during the consolidation of agriculture in the arid margins of the Negev
The project aims on getting a better understanding of the Neolithisation processes in the Negev and Sinai deserts, which differed from those observed in neighbouring regions.
The origins of the Neolithic in the Near East: environmental, economic, social and ideological changes
The origin of farming communities living in sedentary villages in Near East is studied in order to know when and how these crucial cultural changes took place.