Work Packages

WP1: Field surveys

Finding new sites within the Iberian hinterland is key for our objectives. We aim at both open-air and cave locations, including rock art sties.

WP2: Excavation & rock art recording

Gathering new data by means of geoarchaeological analyses, and palaeocological and chronometric sampling at caves and open-aire sites is central for MULTIPALEOIBERIA

WP3: Chronometric dating

We aim at building a sound chronological framework covering MIS 3 and MIS 2 in inland Iberia through radiocarbon, OSL and U-series dating.

WP4: Palaeoecological analyses

Reconstruction of palaeoenvironments is pursued by pollen, micromammals, charcoal, phytolith, sedimentological and stable isotope analyses.

WP5: Techno-economic and symbolic studies

Understanding human behaviors is investigated through a systemic study of lithic and faunal assemblages, as well as a contextual analysis of rock and mobile graphic expressions. Our methods include lithic techno-economy, experimental archaeology, use-wear analyses, zooarchaeology and taphonomy, among others.

WP6: Mobility and spatial analyses

We investigate the use of space both at the macro and micro scales, covering mobility, territoriality and domestic organisation of hunter-gatherers by using GIS, topographic, photogramethric and laser-scanner data.

Principal Investigator

Dr. Manuel Alcaraz-Castaño is a Professor of Prehistory at the University of Alcalá (Spain)

University of Alcalá (Spain)

MULTIPALEOIBERIA ERC Project. Área de Prehistoria. Facultad de Filosofía y Letras. C/ Colegios 2, 28801 Alcalá de Henares (Madrid, Spain)

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