[automatically translated] This study is part of a research project conducted in collaboration with the Research Equipé archaeometric University of Barcelona (ERAUB), Department of Prehistory, Ancient History and Archaeology of the University of Barcelona (Spain). Has as its object the mineralogical and petrographic characterization and determination of millstones from the sixth to the third century BC origin found in two archaeological parks both located in Catalonia. The interest on this kind of artifacts arises from simple considerations: • the production of millstones involves the acquisition of technological concepts (such as the choice of the morphological parameters, and the search of the most suitable materials, etc.) that evolve over time according to the various needs of the oldest communities; • The grinders are widely used in various historical contexts of the western Mediterranean and therefore may allow interesting spatiotemporal correlations. Through the study of the grinders can be achieved: • a characterization of the forms in the specific use, the age and the different geographical areas of discovery; • a compositional characterization that allows the accurate definition of the lithological type and, therefore, greatly facilitating the comparison with similar properties from other sites and, optionally, the identification of the area of origin of the lithoid material. This case study is part of a wider archaeological work. with the aim to learn about the dynamics of supply and export of natural resources and trade in millstones of southern Catalonia's population between the VI and III century BC In this overall objective archaeometric the survey is to provide on the one hand the correct characterization of the raw materials used and on the other to assume a possible area of origin. The two aspects are fundamental to the achievement of archaeological objectives and methodology has already been credited sufficiently in archeology as seen for example from the work of , , , , , [ 17].
|Publication status||Published - 2006|