Buried structures in Barcelona plain's neolithic settlements: A general revision, morphological and morphometric analysis gaining a functional interpretation

M. Molist, A. Gómez, A. Breu, J. González, A. Bordas, K. Harzbecher, J. Fernández

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Abstract

© 2017 Elsevier Ltd and INQUA Recent excavations at Barcelona's Raval quarter have revealed a set of Early Neolithic features which suggest the presence of a permanent settlement from the Vth millennium BC onwards. Negative structures in three of the most extensively excavated sites in the quarter have been analyzed through a morphological and morphometric approach in order to discern their possible use. The study has succeeded in detecting specific shapes for specific uses, thus providing a tool which will help the interpretation of these types of features. Moreover, the first diachronic and synchronic analysis seems to indicate the existence of spatial and chronological variations. Differences in the shape of the combustion structures might provide a first step towards understanding the settlement structure in the Barcelona Plain.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)246-258
JournalQuaternary International
Volume472
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 10 Apr 2018

Keywords

  • Barcelona plain
  • Combustion structures
  • Early Neolithic
  • Morphometry
  • Storage structures

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