The analysis of the Tell Halula archaeological remains has allowed the knowledge of different aspects of social living in the first farming communities (nature, habitat, tecnology, subsistence, exchange relationships and funerary practices).In this project, our goal is to test a series of working hypotheses originated in previous studies. These hypotheses deal with one key subject, until now not well analysed, that is, the organization of social space. The origins of farming communities imply at that level some important changes in the organizing structure characterized by the substitution of the familiar unit by the community itself, as the basic unit of production. Those changes are also expressed in the ownership rights of some means of production which become particularized.In this way, the supposed equality in social structure documented during the begining of this períod, becomes a new community social organization, which is characterized by important modification, both in kinship and in the appropiation and distribution of subsistence means. Related with all those transformations inside the community, other changes appear in the social managment of territory.By widening the research area and including other archaeological sites from the Near East (Akarçay Tepe, Chagar Baza, Tell Amarna), we intend to test thos hypotheses and to get a more deep knowledge of this social change.
|Effective start/end date||19/12/00 → 19/12/03|