Ongoing projects

BeBamb

BeBamb

We explore how our species adapted to the tropical environment of SE Asia during Late Pleistocene and Early Holocene, how we used plant resources and how the forest influenced our technology.
Flint quarrying activities in NE Iberia

Flint quarrying activities in NE Iberia

The project aims on the study of raw material sourcing, processing and distribution taking as a case study the prehistoric quarries located along the hills of Serra Llarga.
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.
Mines, miners and variscite

Mines, miners and variscite

The main objective of the project is to resume archaeological research in the Ferreres sector of the Neolithic variscite mines of Gavà.
NeoNeg

NeoNeg

The NeoNeg project aims to better understand the Neolithic period in the Negev and Sinai deserts.
Precious

Precious

We aim to approach the social structuration of the Neolithic communities in the Near East and the Nile Valley by tracing the emergence of specialization in stone bead-crafts.
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.
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.
The protection of heritage

The protection of heritage

This project aims to use digital tools to support from a distance the NGOs and local organisations devoted to the protection of historical-archaeological heritage in Syria, Yemen, Iraq and Libya.
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.
Past projects

Past
projects

Archaeological sites

Archaeological sites