Niccolò Mazzucco

Niccolò Mazzucco

CONTRACT SCIENTIST
(Marie Sklodowska Curie – IF)

I am currently a Marie Sklodowska Curie-IF Fellow at the Archaeology of Social Dynamics (ASD) research group of the Milá y Fontanals Institution (IMF, Barcelona) of the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC).

I am specialized in the study of the flaked stone assemblages and, in particular, of the use-wear traces. My research interests are mainly focused on the Mesolithic and Neolithic societies of the Mediterranean area and on their economic and technological organisation.

During my PhD thesis (2010-2014), I have been working on the human adaptation in mountain environments and on the emergence of mobile herding practices. As member of the High Mountain Archaeology group (GAAM – UAB-IMF), I have been leading archaeological survey and excavations in the Pyrenees, in the Aigüestortes and Estany de Sant Maurici National Park.

As part of my postdoctoral experience (2015-2018), I have been working at UMR 7055 PréTech (CNRS and Université Paris Nanterre), at the Maison Archéologie & Ethnologie René-Ginouvès (Nanterre, France). Here, I started to study the spread of the Neolithic into the CW Mediterranean and, more specifically, the diffusion of the first crop harvesting technologies.

The MSCA-IF project for which I have recently been awarded is entitled: « QUANT – A Quantitative Approach to Neolithic Plant-working Techniques: From Assessing Tool Use to Modelling Human Dispersals ». The project aims to highlight regional traditions in Neolithic plant-working techniques, and to determine how these were disseminated across the Mediterranean.

Selection of international publications for the last five years

  • MAZZUCCO, N.; Ibáñez, J.J.; Capuzzo, G.; Gassin, B.; Mineo, M. & Gibaja, J.F. 2020. Migration, adaptation, innovation: The spread of Neolithic harvesting technologies in the Mediterranean. PLoS ONE 15(4): e0232455 [DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0232455]
  • MAZZUCCO, N.; Clemente-Conte, I. and Gassiot, E. 2019. Lost in the mountains? The Cova del Sardo and the Neolithisation of the Southern Central Pyrenees (Fifth-Third mill. cal BC). Archaeological and Anthropological Sciences 11(4): 1461–1475 [DOI: 10.1007/s12520-018-0603-0]
  • MAZZUCCO, N.; Guilbeau, D.; Kačar, S.; Podrug, E.; Forenbaher, S.; Radić, D. & Moore, A.M. 2018. The time is ripe for a change. The evolution of harvesting technologies in Central Dalmatia during the Neolithic period (6th millennium cal BC). Journal of Anthropological Archaeology 51: 88-103 [DOI: 10.1016/j.jaa.2018.06.003]
  • MAZZUCCO, N. & Gibaja, J.F. 2018. A palaeoeconomic perspective on the Early Neolithic lithic assemblages of the N-NE of the Iberian Peninsula. Quaternary International, 472 (part B): 169-171 [DOI: 10.1016/j.quaint.2016.05.012]
  • MAZZUCCO, N., 2018. The Human Occupation of the Southern Central Pyrenees in the Sixth-Third Millennia cal BC: a Traceological Analysis of Flaked Stone Assemblages. Oxford: British Archaeological Reports -International Series-, 2905 [ISBN: 9781407316611]

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Niccolò Mazzucco

I am currently a Marie Sklodowska Curie-IF Fellow at the Archaeology of Social Dynamics (ASD) research group of the Milá y Fontanals Institution (IMF, Barcelona) of the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC).

I am specialized in the study of the flaked stone assemblages and, in particular, of the use-wear traces. My research interests are mainly focused on the Mesolithic and Neolithic societies of the Mediterranean area and on their economic and technological organisation.

During my PhD thesis (2010-2014), I have been working on the human adaptation in mountain environments and on the emergence of mobile herding practices. As member of the High Mountain Archaeology group (GAAM – UAB-IMF), I have been leading archaeological survey and excavations in the Pyrenees, in the Aigüestortes and Estany de Sant Maurici National Park.

As part of my postdoctoral experience (2015-2018), I have been working at UMR 7055 PréTech (CNRS and Université Paris Nanterre), at the Maison Archéologie & Ethnologie René-Ginouvès (Nanterre, France). Here, I started to study the spread of the Neolithic into the CW Mediterranean and, more specifically, the diffusion of the first crop harvesting technologies.

The MSCA-IF project for which I have recently been awarded is entitled: « QUANT – A Quantitative Approach to Neolithic Plant-working Techniques: From Assessing Tool Use to Modelling Human Dispersals ». The project aims to highlight regional traditions in Neolithic plant-working techniques, and to determine how these were disseminated across the Mediterranean.

Selection of international publications for the last five years

  • MAZZUCCO, N.; Ibáñez, J.J.; Capuzzo, G.; Gassin, B.; Mineo, M. & Gibaja, J.F. 2020. Migration, adaptation, innovation: The spread of Neolithic harvesting technologies in the Mediterranean. PLoS ONE 15(4): e0232455 [DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0232455]
  • MAZZUCCO, N.; Clemente-Conte, I. and Gassiot, E. 2019. Lost in the mountains? The Cova del Sardo and the Neolithisation of the Southern Central Pyrenees (Fifth-Third mill. cal BC). Archaeological and Anthropological Sciences 11(4): 1461–1475 [DOI: 10.1007/s12520-018-0603-0]
  • MAZZUCCO, N.; Guilbeau, D.; Kačar, S.; Podrug, E.; Forenbaher, S.; Radić, D. & Moore, A.M. 2018. The time is ripe for a change. The evolution of harvesting technologies in Central Dalmatia during the Neolithic period (6th millennium cal BC). Journal of Anthropological Archaeology 51: 88-103 [DOI: 10.1016/j.jaa.2018.06.003]
  • MAZZUCCO, N. & Gibaja, J.F. 2018. A palaeoeconomic perspective on the Early Neolithic lithic assemblages of the N-NE of the Iberian Peninsula. Quaternary International, 472 (part B): 169-171 [DOI: 10.1016/j.quaint.2016.05.012]
  • MAZZUCCO, N., 2018. The Human Occupation of the Southern Central Pyrenees in the Sixth-Third Millennia cal BC: a Traceological Analysis of Flaked Stone Assemblages. Oxford: British Archaeological Reports -International Series-, 2905 [ISBN: 9781407316611]

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