Activities

Spaces of life - Iberian Society


Most of the activities of daily living were carried on inside the houses. There we found the resting, storage, consuming and working places. They usually had patios at the entrance or backyards, distributors of other rooms, in which many of the maintenance activities were performed and where usually domestic animals were kept.  Hearths were located in the center of the room or along the walls and played an important role in the organization of domestic space. They not only provided light and heat, but were used for cooking food, as you has been documented in some furnaces.  In the storage areas, banks were located along the side walls or at the back of the room, where containers and utensils were placed.

The staple food base was cereals. The appearance of rotating mills was a major technological breakthrough that allowed more to grand more grain in a faster way. It has also been documented consuming highly nutritious legumes, milk secondary products (presence of cheese making tools) and honey (ceramic honeycomb).

Reconstrucción de viviendas de un oppidum Ibérico. En el interior se realizan numerosas actividades. Ilustración: Miguel Salvatierra.

Reconstrucción de viviendas de un oppidum Ibérico. En el interior se realizan numerosas actividades. Ilustración: Miguel Salvatierra.


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INTERDISCIPLINARY APPROACHES TO GENDER ARCHAEOLOGY - University of Tübingen (Alemanya)

The Pastwomen Network co-organizes the International Seminar "Interdisciplinary Approaches to Gender Archaeology" at the University of Tübingen.

July 4-10, 2022


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