Xavier Terradas

Xavier Terradas

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At the present, I am Research Professor at the Spanish National Research Council in the Mila & Fontanals Institute (Archaeology of Social Dynamics Unit) in Barcelona. I have conducted several research projects within the framework of various calls of the National Plan of the Ministry of Science and Innovation, in addition to other projects in regional calls. I hold five positively evaluated 6-year periods of research activity (since 1991 to 2020) by the National Agency for Quality Assessment and Accreditation of Spain (ANECA). I am also an Associate Researcher at the Interdisciplinary Center for Archeology and Evolution of Human Behavior (ICArEHB, University of Algarve), as well as a member of the Scientific Committee of the Cluster of Excellence ‘Territorial and Spatial Dynamics’ (Agence National de la Recherche, France). I am currently manager of the scientific area ‘Studies of the past: History and Archaeology’ (PHA; Prehistory) of the Agencia Estatal de Investigación.

My scientific work has been focused mainly on the study of socioeconomic strategies carried out by the last hunter-gatherer groups of the Mesolithic and the first Neolithic peasant communities, as well as their dynamics of change, in the western Mediterranean basin. This research has as great reference the lacustrine settlement of La Draga (Banyoles, Girona) and the Neolithic process in the northeast of the Iberian Peninsula.

My specialty is the study of technological innovations and technical skills in Prehistory, especially those related to the production of lithic tools. Over the last few years, I have been conducting researches on the availability of raw materials and the quarrying activities developed in their procurement. All this has been carried out within LITOcat’s project framework, based on the constitution of a siliceous rock collection for the Northeast of the Iberian Peninsula.

Selection of international publications for the last five years

  • TERRADAS, X.; Affolter, J. & Hafner, A. 2022. Rockview: archaeometric analysis of silicites to reconstruct prehistoric raw material sourcing. Quaternary International 615, 1-4 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.quaint.2021.12.010
  • Piqué, R.; Palomo, A.; TERRADAS, X.; Andreaki, V.; Barceló, J.A.; Bogdanovic, I.; Bosch, A.; Gassman, P.; López-Bultó, O. & Rosillo, R. 2021. Models of Neolithisation of Northeastern Iberian Peninsula: New Evidence of Human Occupations During the Sixth Millennium cal BC. Open Archaeology 7, 671–689. https://doi.org/10.1515/opar-2020-0153
  • 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. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.quaint.2017.06.003
  • Ortega, D.; Roqué, C.; Ibáñez, J.; Beamud, E.; Larrasoaña, J.C.; Sáez, A.; TERRADAS, X. 2018. The chert from the Castelltallat Formation (South-Central Pyrenees): archaeometric characterization and archaeological implications. Archaeological and Anthropological Sciences 10, 1329-1346. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12520-016-0458-1
  • Revelles, J.; Burjachs, F.; Palomo, A.; Piqué, R.; Iriarte, E.; Pérez-Obiol, R. & TERRADAS, X. 2018. Human-environment interaction during the Mesolithic-Neolithic transition in the NE Iberian Peninsula. Vegetation history, climate change and human impact during the Early-Middle Holocene in the Eastern Pre-Pyrenees. Quaternary Science Reviews 184, 183-200. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.quascirev.2017.08.025

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Xavier Terradas

At the present, I am Research Professor at the Spanish National Research Council in the Mila & Fontanals Institute (Archaeology of Social Dynamics Unit) in Barcelona. I have conducted several research projects within the framework of various calls of the National Plan of the Ministry of Science and Innovation, in addition to other projects in regional calls. I hold five positively evaluated 6-year periods of research activity (since 1991 to 2020) by the National Agency for Quality Assessment and Accreditation of Spain (ANECA). I am also an Associate Researcher at the Interdisciplinary Center for Archeology and Evolution of Human Behavior (ICArEHB, University of Algarve), as well as a member of the Scientific Committee of the Cluster of Excellence ‘Territorial and Spatial Dynamics’ (Agence National de la Recherche, France). I am currently manager of the scientific area ‘Studies of the past: History and Archaeology’ (PHA; Prehistory) of the Agencia Estatal de Investigación.

My scientific work has been focused mainly on the study of socioeconomic strategies carried out by the last hunter-gatherer groups of the Mesolithic and the first Neolithic peasant communities, as well as their dynamics of change, in the western Mediterranean basin. This research has as great reference the lacustrine settlement of La Draga (Banyoles, Girona) and the Neolithic process in the northeast of the Iberian Peninsula.

My specialty is the study of technological innovations and technical skills in Prehistory, especially those related to the production of lithic tools. Over the last few years, I have been conducting researches on the availability of raw materials and the quarrying activities developed in their procurement. All this has been carried out within LITOcat’s project framework, based on the constitution of a siliceous rock collection for the Northeast of the Iberian Peninsula.

Selection of international publications for the last five years

  • TERRADAS, X.; Affolter, J. & Hafner, A. 2022. Rockview: archaeometric analysis of silicites to reconstruct prehistoric raw material sourcing. Quaternary International 615, 1-4 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.quaint.2021.12.010
  • Piqué, R.; Palomo, A.; TERRADAS, X.; Andreaki, V.; Barceló, J.A.; Bogdanovic, I.; Bosch, A.; Gassman, P.; López-Bultó, O. & Rosillo, R. 2021. Models of Neolithisation of Northeastern Iberian Peninsula: New Evidence of Human Occupations During the Sixth Millennium cal BC. Open Archaeology 7, 671–689. https://doi.org/10.1515/opar-2020-0153
  • 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. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.quaint.2017.06.003
  • Ortega, D.; Roqué, C.; Ibáñez, J.; Beamud, E.; Larrasoaña, J.C.; Sáez, A.; TERRADAS, X. 2018. The chert from the Castelltallat Formation (South-Central Pyrenees): archaeometric characterization and archaeological implications. Archaeological and Anthropological Sciences 10, 1329-1346. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12520-016-0458-1
  • Revelles, J.; Burjachs, F.; Palomo, A.; Piqué, R.; Iriarte, E.; Pérez-Obiol, R. & TERRADAS, X. 2018. Human-environment interaction during the Mesolithic-Neolithic transition in the NE Iberian Peninsula. Vegetation history, climate change and human impact during the Early-Middle Holocene in the Eastern Pre-Pyrenees. Quaternary Science Reviews 184, 183-200. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.quascirev.2017.08.025

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