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Ongoing projects

DURATION: 2006 to date

LITOcat project

Creation of a reference collection of siliceous rocks from NE Iberia

LITOcat project

LITOcat’s project main objective is to generate a research platform open to the scientific community interested in the availability of siliceous rocks during Prehistory in the Northeast Iberian Peninsula and adjacent areas. Notwithstanding, the litotheque goes far beyond the collections, which is why we have generated an ample documentary collection in different formats (outcrops records, geospatial data, samples, analytics, photographs, reports, bibliography …).

The litotheque also make storage areas and rooms for consultation and study available, all accessible at CSIC-IMF facilities. The project also prioritizes those methodological studies related to the archaeometric characterization of siliceous rocks and their application to specific cases of study, including areas outside the Iberian borders as a result of national and international collaborations.

Funding entitiesFunding entities

  • Generalitat de Catalunya – Departament de Cultura
  • Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (Institución Milá y Fontanals, Barcelona)
  • Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad

ReferencesBibliography

  • Ortega D. & Terradas X. 2014. The lithotheca of siliceous rocks from Catalonia. In F. Bostyn & F. Giligny (eds.), Lithic Raw Material Resources and Procurement in Pre- and Protohistoric Times, 17-24. Oxford: Archaeopress (BAR -international series- 2656) [ISBN: 1407312987]
  • Pereira T., Bicho N., Cascalheira J., Infantini L., Marreiros J., Paixão E. & Terradas X. 2016. Territory and abiotic resources between 33 and 15.6 ka at Vale Boi (SW Portugal). Quaternary international [DOI 10.1016/j.quaint.2015.08.071]
  • Pereira T., Bicho N. & Terradas X. (eds.) 2017. The Exploitation of Raw Materials in Prehistory: Sourcing, Processing and Distribution, Cambridge Scholars Publishing [ISBN: 1-4438-9597-0]
  • Tarriño A. & Terradas X. 2013. Materias primas líticas. In M. García-Diez & L. Zapata (eds.) Métodos y técnicas de análisis y estudio en Arqueología prehistórica. De lo técnico a la reconstrucción de los grupos humanos, 439-452. Vitoria-Gasteiz: UPV/EHU [ISBN: 978-84-9860-855-7]
  • Terradas X., Ortega D. & Boix J. 2012. El projecte LITOcat: creació d’una litoteca de referència sobre la disponibilitat de roques silícies a Catalunya. Tribuna d’Arqueologia [ISSN: 1130-7781]
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