ARQUEOLOGIA IBEROAMERICANA - ISSN 1989-4104
ISSN 1989-4104
ARQUEOLOGIA IBEROAMERICANA

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Gabriel García Atiénzar & Francisco Javier Jover Maestreespañol
Abstract. The process of neolithisation of the Mediterranean face of the Iberian Peninsula has traditionally been associated with the Cardial paradigm of the Franco-Iberian region. However, better knowledge of the material record from the arc of the north-western Mediterranean, the revision of various archaeological sites of the central Valencian region, Spain and observation of the patterns of occupation and exploitation of territory in the western Mediterranean allow us to propose a process of Neolithic introduction more complex than considered until now, that can be linked with the phase of Mediterranean impressed pottery.
Keywords: Neolithic, impressed pottery, patterns of occupation, landscape, Mediterranean.
Gabriel García Atiénzar (G.Garcia@ua.es) is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Prehistory, Archaeology and Ancient History, University of Alicante, Spain. A Doctor in History (Prehistory), he specializes in the study of early farming communities in the eastern Mediterranean, especially in the east of the Iberian Peninsula. His main research is on the process of establishment and growth of the early Neolithic groups in the Iberian Peninsula and the analysis of patterns of occupation and exploitation of the territory through the use of GIS.
Francisco Javier Jover Maestre is a Professor at the Department of Prehistory, Archaeology and Ancient History, University of Alicante, Spain. A Doctor in History (Prehistory), he specializes in the study of societies of the Bronze Age in the east of the Iberian Peninsula. His main research focuses on the analysis of lithic production and observation of the processes of emergence of social inequalities between the fifth and the second millennium cal BC.
How to cite this publication:
García Atiénzar, G. & F. J. Jover Maestre. 2011. The introduction of the first farming communities in the western Mediterranean: the Valencian region in Spain as example. Arqueología Iberoamericana 10: 17-29. http://www.laiesken.net/arqueologia/archivo/2011/10/4_en.
Publication date: 30-6-2011.
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