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Juan J. Ibañez

I am currently working on two key thematic areas: the analysis of prehistoric instruments’ role and the Neolithic’s origins and dissemination in the Middle East through Europe. I have directed or co-directed the excavation of the archaeological sites of Jeftelik (Homs, Syria, Ancient Natufian), Qarassa 3 (Sweida, Syria, Final Natufian), Kharaysin (Zarqa, Jordan; Neolithic Preceramic A and B), Tell Qarassa North (Sweida, Syria, Neolithic Preceramic Ancient B), Tell Labwe (Labwe, Lebanon: Preceramic Neolithic Final B and Ancient Ceramic) and Tell Marj (Homs, Syria; Neolithic Ceramic). In the Middle East I work on environmental evolution, origins of agriculture and livestock, obsidian exchanges through modelling, early houses and settlements, funerary rituals and the symbolic world.

In addition to using the standard method of use-wear analysis to understand the use of Palaeolithic and Neolithic lithic instruments, I am especially involved in the development of new quantitative methods for use-wear analysis using confocal microscopy.

Selection of international publications for the last five years

  • Arranz-Otaeguia, A.; Colledge, S.; Zapata, L.; Teira-Mayolini, L.C.; IBÁÑEZ, J.J. 2017. Landscape transformations at the dawn of agriculture in southern Syria (10.7e9.9 ka cal. BP): Plant-specific responses to the impact of human activities and climate change. Quaternary Science Reviews 158, pp. 145-163. ISI, impact factor: 4.521.
  • Arranz-Otaeguia, A.; Colledge, S.; Zapata, L.; Teira-Mayolini, L.C.; IBÁÑEZ, J.J. 2016. Regional diversity on the timing for the initial appearance of cereal cultivation and domestication in southwest Asia. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, PNAS, vol. 113 no. 49; DOI: 1 10.1073/pnas.1612797113 0.1007/s00334-016-0564-0. ISI, impact factor: 9.423
  • Roffet-Salque, M.; Regert, M.; Evershed, R.P.; Outram, A.K.; Cramp1, L.J.; Decavallas, O.; Dunne, J.; Gerbault, P.; Mileto, S.; Mirabaud, S.; Pääkkönen, M.; Smyth, J.; Šoberl, L.; Whelton, H.L.; Alday-Ruiz, A.; Asplund, H.; Bartkowiak, M.; Bayer-Niemeier, E.; Belhouchet, E.; Bernardini, F.; Budja, M.; Cooney, G.; Cubas, M.; Danaher, E.M.; Diniz, M.; Domboróczki, L.; Fabbri, C.; González-Urquijo, J.E.; Guilaine, J.; Hachi, S.; Hartwell, B.N.; Hofmann, D.; Hohle, I.; IBÁÑEZ, J.J.; Karul, N.; Kherbouche, F.; Kiely, J.; Kotsakis, K.; Lueth, F.; Mallory, J.P.; Manen, C.; Marciniak, A.; Maurice-Chabard, B.; Mc Gonigle, M.A.; Mulazzani, A.; Özdoğan, M.; Perić, O.S.; Perić, D.R.; Petrasch, J.; Pétrequin, A.M.; Pétrequin, P.; Poensgen, U.; Pollard, C.J.; Poplin, F.; Radi, G.; Stadler, P.; Stäuble, H.; Tasić, Dushka Urem-Kotsou, N.; Vuković, J.B.; Walsh, F.; Whittle, A.; Wolfram, A.; Zapata-Peña, L.; Zoughlami, J. 2015. Widespread exploitation of the honeybee by early Neolithic farmers. Nature, 99, 527, 226–230. ISI, impact factor: 41.458
  • IBÁÑEZ, J.J.; Anderson, P.C.; González-Urquijo, J.E.; Gibaja, J. 2016. Cereal cultivation and domestication as shown by microtexture analysis of sickle gloss through confocal microscopy. Journal of Archaeological Science 73 (2016), pp. 62-81. Impact factor: 2.255
  • IBÁÑEZ, J.J.; Ortega, D.; Campos, D.; Khalidi, L.; Méndez, V. 2015. Testing complex networks of interaction at the onset of the Near Eastern Neolithic using modelling of obsidian exchange. Journal of the Royal Society Interface 12, http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rsif.2015.0210. Impact factor: 3.818.