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Spaces for life - Middle Neolithic


The main form of agricultural settlement in coastal and pre-coastal areas of north-eastern Iberia from the Neolithic until mid 1st millennium BC is characterized by the presence of clusters of numerous pits dug into the ground and remains of huts with walls made of mud and interwoven twigs, that probably would be covered with logs and branches. Most of the pits were used, in the first instance, as deposits for agricultural products and, subsequently, as dumping pits. Other elements than storage pits and huts, also found in the settlement area, inform about how activities were organized by those human groups.

Some of these elements are circular hearths, delimited with stones and placed outside of the huts, which are usually larger and better constructed than the ones inside. This system of organization of the settlement shows that it is likely that everyday tasks were performed frequently outdoors and that many of the maintenance activities, such as cooking, were shared without any rigid separation between the spaces where different tasks were carried on.

Vida del poblado entorno a la cabaña. El hogar, áreas de trabajo, fosas de almacenamiento y vertedero. Ilustración: Francesc Ràfols

Vida del poblado entorno a la cabaña. El hogar, áreas de trabajo, fosas de almacenamiento y vertedero. Ilustración: Francesc Ràfols


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