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Ongoing projects2019-02-28T12:28:56+00:00

Ongoing projects

LITOcat project

LITOcat project – Creation of a reference collection of siliceous rocks from NE Iberia

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

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

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

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.
Productions, technical variability and technological innovation in the Neolithic

Productions, technical variability and technological innovation in the Neolithic

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.
Publication of the Neolithic sites of Tell Qarassa

Publication of the Neolithic sites of Tell Qarassa

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

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 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.
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Archaeological sites

Archaeological sites