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Times of Neolithic Transition along the Western Mediterranean

  • Oreto García-Puchol
  • Domingo C. Salazar-García

Part of the Fundamental Issues in Archaeology book series (FIAR)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Domingo C. Salazar-García, Oreto García-Puchol
    Pages 1-11
  3. New Discoveries and New Ideas About the Mediterranean Neolithic

  4. Reconstructing Times and Modeling Processes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 67-67
    2. Oreto García-Puchol, Agustín A. Diez Castillo, Salvador Pardo-Gordó
      Pages 69-99
    3. Salvador Pardo-Gordó, Sean M. Bergin, Joan Bernabeu Aubán, C. Michael Barton
      Pages 101-131
  5. Landscape Interactions: Farming and Herding

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 133-133
    2. Ernestina Badal García, Yolanda Carrión Marco, Lucie Chabal, Isabel Figueiral, Stéphanie Thiébault
      Pages 135-169
    3. Guillem Pérez-Jordà, Leonor Peña-Chocarro, Jacob Morales Mateos, Lydia Zapata
      Pages 171-197
    4. Xavier Terradas, Raquel Piqué, Antoni Palomo, Ferran Antolín, Oriol López, Jordi Revelles et al.
      Pages 199-220
  6. Dietary Subsistence of Early Farming Communities

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 251-251
    2. Domingo C. Salazar-García, Manuel Pérez-Ripoll, Pablo García-Borja, Jesús F. Jordá Pardo, J. Emili Aura Tortosa
      Pages 281-307
  7. Human Dispersal Mechanisms and Cultural Transmission

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 309-309
    2. E. Fernández-Domínguez, Luke Reynolds
      Pages 311-338
    3. Juan José Ibáñez-Estévez, Juan Francisco Gibaja Bao, Bernard Gassin, Niccolo Mazzucco
      Pages 339-371

About this book


The study of the Neolithic transition constitutes a major theme in prehistoric research. The process of economic change, from foraging to farming, involved one of the main transformations in human behavior patterns. This volume focuses on investigating the neolithization process at the periphery of one of the main routes in the expansion of the Neolithic in Europe: the Western Mediterranean region. Recent advances in radiocarbon dating, mathematical and computational models, archaeometric analysis and biomolecular techniques, together with new archaeological discoveries, provide novel insights into this topic. 

This volume is organized into five sections:

·         new discoveries and new ideas about the Mediterranean Neolithic

·         reconstructing times and modeling processes

·         landscape interaction: farming and herding

·         dietary subsistence of early farming communities

·         human dispersal mechanisms and cultural transmission

This volume will also provide new empirical data to help readers assess different theoretical frameworks and narratives which underlie the models proposed to explain the expansion of farming from the Middle East into Europe.


Dietary subsistence of early farming communities Expansion of Neolithic farming, herding and crop management Human dispersal and cultural transmission Neolithic transition in the Western and Central Mediterranean New discoveries and ideas in the Neolithic Mediterranean Reconstructing Neolithic times and modeling practices

Editors and affiliations

  • Oreto García-Puchol
    • 1
  • Domingo C. Salazar-García
    • 2
  1. 1.PREMEDOC Research Group, Departament de Prehistὸria Arqueologia i Histὸria AntigaUniversitat de ValènciaValènciaSpain
  2. 2.Grupo de Investigación en Prehistoria IT-622-13 (UPV-EHU)/IKERBASQUE-Basque Foundation for ScienceVitoriaSpain

About the editors

Domingo C. Salazar-García

Oreto García Puchol

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Times of Neolithic Transition along the Western Mediterranean
  • Editors Oreto García-Puchol
    Domingo C. Salazar-García
  • Series Title Fundamental Issues in Archaeology
  • Series Abbreviated Title Fundamental Issues in Archaeology
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences Social Sciences (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-52937-0
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-85020-7
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-52939-4
  • Series ISSN 1567-8040
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIII, 417
  • Number of Illustrations 21 b/w illustrations, 68 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Archaeology
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