Caracterització biològica de la població de Mallorca del Talayòtic a l'època romana. II La transició

  • Malgosa Morera, Assumpció (Principal Investigator)
  • Alesan Alias, Alícia (Scholar)
  • García Sivoli, Carlos Eduardo (Scholar)
  • Subirà de Galdàcano, Mª Eulàlia (Researcher on contract)
  • Carrió Soldevila, Maria Rosa (Investigator)
  • Díaz de Villabona, Nancy Jabibe (Scholar)
  • Eduardo Chimenos Küstner (Investigator)
  • Isidro Llorens, Albert (Investigator)

Project Details


The history of Mediterranean Sea has an enormous relevance on the peopling of Europe and the human migratory movements. In this sense, the Majorca Island was a reference point in order to analuse the effect of recent population movements; at the same time, microevolutive changes on an isolated human group can be evaluated. That's why the study of three necropolis from the Alculdia bay (Son Real, S'Illot des Porros y Can Reinés) (Majorca) is initiated. The human remains from these necropolises allow us to analyse the impact of migratory and/or cultural phenomena happened through a millennium in Majorca by a direct analysis. The changes from a local style of live, talajotic culture, to a more universal civilisation, the roman culture, could represent something more that the adoption of a new behaviour: it can be an input of population. The integration of new peoples to the population of Majorca has not been evaluated from a genetic point of view. Now we have an important bias about the knowledge of romanisation of the island. A previous project (PB97-0166) started with the analysis of the microevolutive changes of ancient population from Majorca from a biological point of view. Now. we present the continuatuin of the first studies by:a) completing the analysis in the no considerate assumptions, b) adding new fields of study from morphological, biochemical and genetic level and c) locating the Majorca ancient population in Mediterranean context. The main aims are to analyses:1) the infantile necropolis from Majorca in order to establish the ages of individuals buried in them.2) dental morphology in order to establish the possible differneces of populations.3) densitometric analysis to evaluate bone loss 4) isotopes of N and C to determine the diet. 5) mitochondrial DNA on the human remains of CR, because this population was not included in the PB97-0166, and the familial analysis of IP population
Effective start/end date1/02/021/12/05


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