The archaeology of the Argaric Group offers a unique opportunity to understand the rise and consolidation of enduring social inequalities among Prehistoric Iberian communities. One of its main features is an outstanding funerary record which has been acknowledged as one of the most complete and best contextualized of Old World's Prehistory. Moreover, the data gathered throughout more than a century offers a wealth of information that nowadays is far away from being exhausted. This proposal has been designed from an interdisciplinar perspective aiming to achieve two main goals: 1.To update current empirical information on archaeological data of the Argaric Group. After more than two decades of the former publication which set up the basis for the study of Argaric artifacts-i.e. pottery metalwork, lithic industry- as well as farming production (Lull 1983) it is absolutely necessary to bring up to date their typological, technical and functional dimensions. Recent findings, access to previously unknown collections and new developments on archaeological analysis and method are among the key factors offering new research opportunities with which to expand our understanding of Argaric production patterns. 2.To develop further testings of the hypothesis posed by our work-team which states that Argaric socio-economic organisation was a true class system with a political structure defined a state and articulates by means of a kinship organisation based upon matrinearity and matrilocality
|Effective start/end date
|1/10/06 → 30/09/11
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