The Neolithic in Almeria: the valley of Almanzora river in Vera basin

  • María Dolores Cámalich Departamento de Prehistoria, Antropología e Historia Antigua. Universidad de La Laguna
  • Dimas Martin-Socas Departamento de Prehistoria, Antropología e Historia Antigua. Universidad de La Laguna
  • Pedro González Departamento de Ciencias Históricas. Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
  • Antonio Goñi Departamento de Prehistoria, Antropología e Historia Antigua. Universidad de La Laguna
  • Rodríguez Águede Departamento de Ciencias Históricas. Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
Keywords: Andalusia, Neolithic, social interactions, palaeoeconomy

Abstract

The valley of Almanzora River and Vera Basin (Almeria) shows an intense dynamics of occupation in Prehistory; particulalry between the Early Neolithic and the Late Bronze Age. Several factors, such as recurrent associations betwen diverse productions - including the presence of cardial-impresed in Cabacicos Negros (Vera) - and the distinctive characteristics of the type of accupation, indicate that the oldest phase of occupation took place during the andalusian Early Neolithic. The socio-economic pattern is defined both by expoloatation of numerous resources in an area of variable size, and by the temporary occupation of settlements, with seasonal or periodical variations. The constant mobility was aimed at obtaining different subiststence goods, as well as obtaining and/or transforming primary resources for manufacturing crafts and exchanging excess production with communities in the same area or from other regions.

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Published
2004-12-31
How to Cite
Cámalich, M. D., Martin-Socas, D., González, P., Goñi, A., & Águede, R. (2004). The Neolithic in Almeria: the valley of Almanzora river in Vera basin. Documenta Praehistorica, 31, 183-197. https://doi.org/10.4312/dp.31.13
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