This book, constructed around a central theme rather than a specific time period or region, aims to show how different researchers working on different topics address the issues around the inter-relationships between groups in pre- and protohistoric periods, through the analysis of certain raw materials. This diachronic perspective allows the reader to obtain a broader view of some of the lines of research that are being followed in different areas of the Mediterranean. The editors intend for this monograph to open its doors to researchers who work over a broad chronological period, rather than focusing on a specific moment, as some congresses or collective monographs do. It is hoped that it presents avenues for future research, which can help other researchers to understand some of the lines that are currently being followed and the methodologies that are being used to analyse and determine the origin of raw materials used in the preparation of ornaments, ceramic vessels, lithic instruments, and other objects.
Ana Cruz is
the Head of the Centre for Transdisciplinary Archaeologies of the Polytechnic
Institute of Tomar. She is also a Postdoctoral student at the Geology
Department of the School of Environmental and Life Sciences at the University
of Tras-os-Montes and Alto Douro, and a member of the Archaeology Unit of the
Geology Department (SSLE).
Gibaja received a PhD in Prehistory from the Autonomous University of Barcelona
in 2002. Since 2016, he has been a researcher at the CSIC (Spanish Research
Council). Specializing in use-wear analysis, his research has in recent years
focused on funerary practices and the transition from Mesolithic to Neolithic
in the central and western Mediterranean.
Banha da Silva, Cristina Barrocas Dias, David Ben-Shlomo, Pilar Bravo, Antonio
Faustino Carvalho, Deborah Cassuto, Nuria Castaneda, Bahattin Celi?k, Ana Cruz,
Miriam Cubas, Ana Curto, Antonio de Freitas, Arturo de Lombera-Hermida, Jorge
de Oliveira, Joao Carlos de Senna-Martinez, Luis Dias, Stephanie Duboscq, Ramon
Fabregas Valcarce, Teresa Fernandes, Juan F. Gibaja, Paloma Gonzalez, Emiliano
Hinojo, Catalin Lazar, Joan Manel Coll, Ana Manhita, Monica Margarit, Araceli
Martin, Alba Masclans, Chris McKinny, Jose Mirao, Berta Morell, Millan Mozota,
Xavier Oms, Antoni Palomo, Pierre Petrequin, Jesus V. Picazo Millan, Javier
Plasencia, Eduardo Porfirio, Valentin Radu, Claudia Relvado, Gerard Remolins,
Cheila Ribeiro, Leonor Rocha, Jose M Rodanes Vicente, Carlos Rodriguez-Rellan,
Jordi Roig, Luis Santos, Miguel Serra, Itzhaq Shai, Casey Sharp, Maria Eulalia
Subira, Rodrigo Villalobos Garcia