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DURATION: 2017-2019

Productions, technical variability and technological innovation in the Neolithic

Productions, technical variability and technological innovation in the Neolithic

The project focuses on the technological innovation changes that led the introduction of the Neolithic economy in the Northeast of the peninsula. The main case study is the technical productions developed by the human groups settled at the Neolithic village of La Draga (5300-4800 Cal BC). These productions will be addressed concerning the strategies developed for subsistence: both the exploitation of resources related to the raw materials procurement, and the activities associated to their manipulation and transformation to be used as instruments and utensils.

Likewise, the good’s patterns of consumption will be studied, investigating their function, efficiency, longevity, amortization and eventual recycling. With all this we intend to establish the degree of specialization achieved and its contextualization from a synchronic and diachronic perspective, with special emphasis on the changes regarding the productions of the last hunter-gatherer groups during Mesolithic.

Funding entitiesFunding entities

  • Ministerio de Economía, Industria y Competitividad – Secretaría de Estado de Investigación – Programa Estatal de Investigación, Desarrollo e Innovación Orientada a los Retos de la Sociedad.
  • Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (Institución Milá y Fontanals, Barcelona).

ReferencesBibliography

  • Berihuete M., Girbal J., Piqué R., Palomo A. & Terradas X. 2018. Punk’s not dead. Fungi for tinder at the Neolithic site of La Draga (NE Iberia). PLoS ONE 13 (4): e0195846 [DOI 10.1371/journal.pone.0195846]
  • de Diego M., Piqué R., Palomo A., Terradas X., Saña M., Clemente I. & Mozota M. 2018. Evidence of textile technology in the Early Neolithic site of La Draga (Banyoles, Spain). Some hypotheses. In M. Siennicka, L. Rahmstorf & A. Ulanowska (eds.), First textiles. The beginnings of textile manufacture in Europe and the Mediterranean, 69-80. Oxbow books (Antcient Textiles Series, 32) [ISBN 978-1-78570-798-8]
  • Oms F.X., Terradas X., Morell B. & Gibaja J.F. 2018. Mesolithic-Neolithic transition in the northeast of Iberia: Chronology and socioeconomic dynamics. Quaternary international 470, 383-397 [DOI 10.1016/j.quaint.2017.06.003]
  • Piqué R., Romero S., Palomo A., Tarrús J., Terradas X. & Bogdanovic I. 2018. The production and use of cordage at the early Neolithic site of La Draga (Banyoles, Spain). Quaternary International 468: 262-270 [DOI 10.1016/j.quaint.2016.05.024]
  • Terradas X., Piqué R., Palomo A., Antolín F., López O., Revelles J. & Buxó R. 2017. Farming practices in the Early Neolithic according to agricultural tools: Evidence from La Draga site (NE Iberia). In O. García & D.C. Salazar (eds.), Times of Neolithic transition along the Western Mediterranean, 199-220. Springer (Foundamental Issues in Archaeology) [ISSN: 1567-8040]
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