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dc.creatorBarroso Bermejo, Rosaes
dc.creatorOdriozola Lloret, Carlos Patricioes
dc.creatorBueno Ramírez, Primitivaes
dc.creatorVillalobos García, Rodrigoes
dc.creatorBalbín Behrmann, Rodrigo dees
dc.creatorMartínez Blanes, José Maríaes
dc.date.accessioned2022-01-05T10:25:27Z
dc.date.available2022-01-05T10:25:27Z
dc.date.issued2021
dc.identifier.citationBarroso Bermejo, R., Odriozola Lloret, C.P., Bueno Ramírez, P., Villalobos García, R., Balbín Behrmann, R.d. y Martínez Blanes, J.M. (2021). Mineral adornments at chalcolithic sites in inland Iberia: variscite beads at Valle de las Higueras (Huecas, Toledo) Spain. Mediterranean Archaeology and Archaeometry, 21 (3), 177-203.
dc.identifier.issn1108-9628es
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/11441/128661
dc.description.abstractThe study of adornments found in the necropolis at Valle de las Higueras (Huecas, Toledo) has determined the morphotypology and mineral composition of one quadrangular pendant and 341 stone beads. Most of the beads are short (length ≤ 5 mm), but within this regularity series can be differentiated that might be the result of standardised fabrication processes and different times of acquisition. Portable X-ray fluorescence (p-XRF) and X-ray diffraction (XRD) analysis identified the use of phyllosilicates as sepiolite and clinochlore, and above all variscite, a mineral that became especially important for adornments in the Iberian Peninsula in the 3rd millennium BC. The inland location of the necropolis, distant from source areas, certifies its remote origin, as far away as northwest Zamora according to the chronological framework. It is still not possible to determine for sure the source of the variscite at Valle de las Higueras. However, the inland location of the necropolis, distant from source areas, certifies its remote origin. The chronology suggests that it might have come from the north-west, in the area of Zamora. Archaeological and chronological data obtained in tombs in the necropolis, together with other inland sites, contribute to understanding variscite circulation in the Iberian Peninsula in the Chalcolithic. It was restricted to a few individuals, both adults and children, who wore necklaces and bracelets. Distance did not condition the arrival of variscite, but the small amounts suggest it was traded together with other ostentation elements, such as sea shells, cinnabar and amber. The heterogeneous regional panorama displays differences in the demand, use and acquisition of variscite depending on the socioeconomic organisation and connection to exchange networks.es
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dc.format.extent27 p.es
dc.language.isoenges
dc.publisherUniversidad del Egeo (Πανεπιστήμιο Αιγαίου)es
dc.relation.ispartofMediterranean Archaeology and Archaeometry, 21 (3), 177-203.
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dc.subjectWestern Europees
dc.subjectIberian Peninsulaes
dc.subjectCopper Agees
dc.subjectNecropolises
dc.subjectAdornmentses
dc.subjectMineralogical analysises
dc.subjectVariscitees
dc.titleMineral adornments at chalcolithic sites in inland Iberia: variscite beads at Valle de las Higueras (Huecas, Toledo) Spaines
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dc.contributor.affiliationUniversidad de Sevilla. Departamento de Prehistoria y Arqueologíaes
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversidad de Sevilla. Departamento de Química Inorgánicaes
dc.relation.publisherversionhttp://maajournal.com/Issues/2021/Vol21-3/11_Bermejo_et_al_21(3).pdfes
dc.identifier.doi10.5281/zenodo.5598231es
dc.journaltitleMediterranean Archaeology and Archaeometryes
dc.publication.volumen21es
dc.publication.issue3es
dc.publication.initialPage177es
dc.publication.endPage203es

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