Raw materials exploitation in Prehistory: Sourcing, processing and distribution

2016 RawMaterials

Faro, Portugal, March 10-12, 2016

The study of raw materials has been of major importance to infer important traits from past human populations. Among those traits one can name ecology, cognition, behaviour, technology, territory and social complexity. This has been possible to achieve across chronologies and regions. By merging archaeology with anthropology, geology and geography we have been able to acquire outstanding insights about those populations. In the last decades, these have been progressively refined due to the increased use of high-resolution methods and quantitative data, mostly brought by other fields such as physics or chemistry.

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Deadline for proposals will expire next October 15th, 2015.