English   español  
Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10261/158419
logo share SHARE   Add this article to your Mendeley library MendeleyBASE
Visualizar otros formatos: MARC | Dublin Core | RDF | ORE | MODS | METS | DIDL
Exportar a otros formatos:


Neolithic flint quarries on Montvell (Catalan Pre-Pyrenees, NE Iberia)

AuthorsTerradas-Batlle, Xavier ; Ortega i Cobos, David ; Marín, Dioscórides; Masclans, Alba
Lithic production
Castelltallat Fm
North-eastem Iberia
Issue Date2017
PublisherCambridge Scholars Publishing
CitationThe exploitation of raw materials in Prehistory: sourcing, processing and distribution : 77-89 (2017)
AbstractThe recently excavated flint quarries at Montvell (Castelló de Farfanya, NE Spain) constitute the first example of a specialized flint quarrying site in north-eastern Iberia. Quarries were opened in Oligocene limestone and marly limestone strata in the western sector of Castelltallat Fm deposits, in the Serra Llarga range. These strata contain nodular brown flint nodules outcropping profusely in the area of Montvell. Evidence of quarrying was located in steps up the hill slopes and this had been carried out by removing the layers containing the largest flint nodules. Flint quarrying was easy as the worked beds outcrop vertically and are quite accessible. This geological and topographical framework allowed the opening of successive quarry faces without it being necessary to remove huge quantities of debris. Castelltallat flint was widely exploited as a raw material by prehistoric populations in north-eastem Iberia, as their products were distributed along a regional framework. Despite the preliminary character of the results and the fact that there is still insufficient evidence to date quarrying activities accurately, there are reasons supporting a Neolithic chronology.
Appears in Collections:(IMF) Libros y partes de libros
Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat 
accesoRestringido.pdf15,38 kBAdobe PDFThumbnail
Show full item record
Review this work

WARNING: Items in Digital.CSIC are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.