Radiocarbon dating and balearic prehistory: Reviewing the periodization of the prehistoric sequence

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Abstract

The Balearic Islands are one of the most widely dated regions in Europe, totaling about 800 dates. The aim of this paper is to propose an updated periodization for the prehistory of Majorca and Minorca based on the analysis of a series of absolute dates for over 100 archaeological sites and in combination with a critical assessment of the associated contextual information. Only by means of a solid chronological scheme will we then be able to approach research into the social significance of the vast archaeological record that the islands has to offer and also make reliable comparisons with developments in surrounding regions. © 2006 by the Arizona Board of Regents on behalf of the University of Arizona.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)421-434
JournalRadiocarbon
Volume48
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2006

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