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.
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.
ObsTrade

ObsTrade

ObsTrade is designed to understand the emergence of the first Neolithic exchange networks: obsidian trade at the onset of the farming in the Near East.
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.
PATH

PATH

PATH aims at understanding human-plant interactions at the dawn of one of the most significant changes in human evolution, agriculture, by means of analysing evidence from plant food processing and consumption and ancient dental calculus.
MicroGoat

MicroGoat

Diet reconstruction is used to address the early domestication of caprines in Southern Levant. Dental microwear analysis allows characterize the dietary regime of goats and eventual changes, determining whether they are due to controlled feeding.
PATIOS

PATIOS

The main goal of PATIOS is to offer a new perspective of the socio-economic trajectory of early settled communities in the Near East by attempting a shift away from building-level analysis.
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.
ARROWFUNC

ARROWFUNC

ARROWFUNC aims to revisit the function of arrowheads from SW Asia to SE Europe (10th – 6th mill. BC) by carrying out a cross-disciplinary research involving multiple approaches.
Meso-Neo Tecno

Meso-Neo Tecno

We intend to establish the designs, traditions and technical skills apprehended from the study of Mesolithic and Neolithic archaeological assemblages from NE Iberia, determining the degree of specialization achieved.
WEARSOFT

WEARSOFT

WEARSOFT aims developing algorithms allowing the analysis of wear observed in lithic tools due to its use and in animals, hominids and humans related to diet.
Cereal cultivation

Cereal cultivation

We intend to explain the transition to farming in a comparative perspective in order to identify potentially universal as well as regionally-unique factors in the evolutionary processes leading to agriculture.
Pyrenees

Pyrenees

This project deals with the Neolithisation process on the Central Pyrenees. With this purpose, new data obtained during the last 20 years on Mesolithic and Neolithic sites are taken into account.
NeoNeg

NeoNeg

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

LiMPH

The LiMPH project aims at understanding how mountain environments were exploited by the last European hunter-gatherers at the Pleistocene-Holocene transition (14,000-8500 cal BP).
Past projects

Past
projects

Archaeological sites

Archaeological sites