Antonio Morgado

Antonio Morgado
University of Granada | UGR · Department of Prehistory and Archaeology

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Introduction
Current research interests: - Late Prehistory Iberian Peninsula - Neolithic and Copper Age - Lithic Technology - Geoarchaeology - Experimental Archaeology
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February 2006 - present
University of Granada
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Publications (68)
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The analysis of spectral reflectance data is an important tool for obtaining relevant information about the mineral composition of objects and has been used for research in chemistry, geology, biology, archaeology, pharmacy, medicine, anthropology, and other disciplines. In archaeology, the use of spectroscopic data allows us to characterize and cl...
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La procedencia de los artefactos de sílex es muy importante en investigaciones arqueológicas, ya que permite conocer el desplazamiento de artefactos líticos, las redes de su intercambio, los patrones de movilidad, etc. Mediante Espectroscopia de Reflectancia de Fibra Óptica (FORS) se han caracterizado 16 de las principales canteras de sílex y otras...
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The provenance of flint artefacts found in archaeological excavations is very important for archaeologists to better understand artefact displacement, exchange networks, mobility patterns, prehistoric migrations and various cultural processes such as commerce, procurement strategies, territorial boundaries, etc. Reflectance Spectroscopy is an analy...
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RESUMEN Los Tajos de Marchales (Colomera-Montillana) conforman un paraje natural singular. Las recientes investigaciones resaltan su importancia patrimonial para la Prehistoria del Subbético granadino. La presencia humana más antigua arranca en el Pleistoceno Superior. La intervención del "Abrigo G40" (abrigo 3) ha comenzado arrojar datos sobre los...
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A lo largo del s. XVIII y primera mitad del XIX el sílex se convirtió en materia prima estratégica para la fabricación de piedras de chispa utilizadas en distintas armas de fuego. El ejército español obtuvo buena parte de sus suministros del Reino de Granada y, a partir de 1760, de las canteras situadas cerca de Zaragoza, en el entorno del río Huer...
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During archaeological works carried out in the place known as Tablero Alto or Arruzafa, in inner city area of Córdoba (Spain), are documented a number of seven pit- structures, carved in the sandy subsoil, mostly of circular shape and affected by further historical phases. All of them, seems to belong of a same archaeological culture dated to last...
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RESUMEN Los Tajos de Marchales (Colomera-Montillana) conforman un paraje natural singular. Las recientes investigaciones resaltan su importancia patrimonial para la Prehistoria del Subbético granadino. La presencia humana más antigua arranca en el Pleistoceno Superior. La intervención del "Abrigo G40" (abrigo 3) ha comenzado arrojar datos sobre los...
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En este trabajo presentamos los resultados de las exca­vaciones en el yacimiento arqueológico de Grañena Baja (Jaén), correspondientes a la primera fase detectada en el mismo. Destaca la posible existencia de un gran foso seg­mentado, asociado a una cultura material hasta ahora no caracterizada de forma específica en el sur de la península ibérica....
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The analysis of the organic residues in archaeological pottery usually involves the use chromatography and mass spectrometry techniques. The identification of organic compounds processed in archaeological vessels, which generally degrade over archaeological timescales, provides insights about their origin and uses of the vessels. This paper provide...
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The Laja Alta rock shelter paintings (Jimena de la Frontera, Spain) are the clearest existing testimony of sailing vessels from ancient times in the western Mediterranean. The majority opinion of the research has dated the naval scene in the first or the end of the second mill. BC. This article offers new reproductions and data for a better underst...
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Se presenta la metodología de análisis llevada a cabo como eje principal para el estu-dio del conjunto de núcleos del yacimiento Magdaleniense de Tajo de Marchales. La lectura tecnológica o lectura diacrítica ha permitido determinar los métodos de talla mantenidos en el yacimiento, así como una reconstrucción sucesiva de las extracciones de láminas...
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La finalidad de este artículo es dar a conocer un breve conjunto de materiales procedentes de la excavación arqueológica realizada en la villa romana y necrópolis tardorromana de la antigua estación de autobuses, situada en el Camino de Ronda de Granada. Se trata de objetos cotidianos realizados con diferentes materiales como el hueso, metal, arcil...
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Quienes en la actualidad nos dedicamos a la Arqueología en el Estado español estamos obligados a pensarla dentro un nuevo marco histórico. Las (des)articulaciones de la práctica arqueológica, desde el final de la dictadura hasta la actualidad, han transitado desde su expansión académica-institucional hasta la profesionalización ligada a la burbuja...
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Settlement and development of neolithic groups in the south of the Iberian Peninsula. Reflections on some interpretive models since the beginning of the 21st century. The 21st century research on the Neolithic in Andalusia has focused on its origin and development. In this paper we consider several theoretical approaches by assessing the different...
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The stone bracelets are one of the most outstanding elements of personal ornaments of the ancient Neolithic in Western Mediterranean and the South of the Iberian Peninsula (5500-4800 cal. BCE). These bracelets are considered an element of cultural identity and a chronological marker of the first Neolithic societies in these areas. The study of the...
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RESUMEN: El presente trabajo tiene dos objetivos. Por un lado, dar a conocer el yacimiento del "Abrigo 3 de los Tajos de Marchales" (Colomera, Granada), como un yacimiento Magdaleniense del ámbito montañoso del Subbético de Andalucía. Por otro lado, mediante la aplicación del análisis diacrítico sobre los núcleos y negativos de los soportes y útile...
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The study of the Upper Palaeolithic in the South of the Iberian Peninsula is usually addressed from a few stratigraphic sequences recognized in the region. We can say that the upper Palaeolithic in Andalusia is one of the worse known stages of regional prehistory. On the other hand, its development has just surpassed the description of the typologi...
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Villavieja (Fuentes de Cesna, Algarinejo, Granada) is a Prehistoric walled enclosure located on a high plateau which overlooks the river Genil. The settlement is dated in the III millennium B. C. Villavieja has an incredible wall which is even visible today and it closes three hectares of the settlement. Furthermore, the wall was built with large s...
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Rock crystal appears relatively frequently in Late Prehistoric Iberian sites, especially in the form of micro-blades and knapping debris. With some exceptions, however, these finds have seldom been looked into in any detail, and therefore little is known about the technology involved in the use of this material, its social and economic relevance or...
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In this work we present the analysis of prehistoric remains located in the inner city area of Priego de Córdoba, particularly those discovered throughout some archaeological works carried out in Palenque Square. Despite their numerical scarcity, those remains present a set of distinctive features which allow us to determine a Late Neolithic caracte...
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Castillejo del Bonete es un complejo tumular situado en el borde meridional de la Meseta Ibérica, ocupado en fechas calcolíticas y de la Edad del Bronce, vinculado a la Cultura de las Motillas. Materiales arqueológicos muy diversos han sido recuperados asociados a las arquitecturas del lugar (túmulos, corredores, potentes muros, etc.). Se presenta...
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We present a preview of the archaeological activity carried out in August 2007 and a descriptive study of the material culture and human remains recovered at the so-called Cueva de los Cuarenta (Las Lagunillas, Priego de Córdoba, Andalusia), a natural cave where different burial contexts from Late Neolithic have been documented. These rich contexts...
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During archaeological works carried out in the place known as Tablero Alto or Arruzafa, in inner city area of Córdoba (Spain), are documented in 3 Marino Alcalá Galiano Street a number of seven pit- structures, carved in the sandy subsoil, mostly of circular shape and affected by further historical phases. All of them, seems to belong of a same arc...
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El objeto de este artículo es el hallazgo de un fragmento de una gran hacha pulimentada de sílex aparecida durante la prospección para la realización de la Carta Arqueológica Municipal de Huelva. Su descubrimiento se produjo en el año 2009 junto con otras evidencias superficiales en el paraje denominado “La Somá”, una extensa plataforma situada uno...
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The Menga Dolmen in Antequera (Malaga province, Spain), measuring 27.5 m long and composed of 32 large stones, is recognized as possibly the largest megalithic burial monument of Prehistory. However, until now, no studies of Menga have ever been internationally published. This article, while aiming to be the first is also the first geoarchaeologica...
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Situado en las estribaciones orientales de Sierra Morena, dentro de la cuenca hidrológica del Guadalquivir, Castillejo del Bonete es un gran complejo arquitectónico que consta de una cueva monumentalizada mediante estructuras varias, entre las que destacan varios corredores megalíticos y túmulos, todos ellos asociados a contextos funerarios y depós...
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In the summer of 2011 several test pits were made in the Higueral-Guardia Cave (Málaga, Spain). The sondages have determined the existence of an important Upper and Middle Paleolithic archaeological sequence, still under study. However, the illegal digging activity in the cave have significantly limited the possibilities of interpretation of the So...
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Situado en las estribaciones orientales de Sierra Morena, dentro de la cuenca hidrológica del Guadalquivir, Castillejo del Bonete es un gran complejo arquitectónico que consta de una cueva monumentalizada mediante estructuras varias, entre las que destacan varios corredores megalíticos y túmulos, todos ellos asociados a contextos funerarios y depós...
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Between January and February 2014, a rescue archaeological study was carried out at Marimacho, a hill located just in front of Menga and Viera, that is part of the Dolmens of Antequera Archeological Site. This excavation was triggered by the enlargement of the hard shoulder of the road that runs along the archaeologial site, and led to the discover...
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Recibido el 14 de marzo de 2013. Aceptado el 11 de julio de 2013 Resumen. En el verano de 2011 se iniciaron trabajos de sondeo en la cueva del Higueral-Guardia (Málaga, España). Los sondeos han determinado la existencia de una importante secuencia con niveles del Paleo-lítico superior y medio todavía en estudio. No obstante, la actividad perpetrada...
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The aim of this chapter is to establish the origins and development of pressure knapping during Prehistoric times on the Southern Iberia Peninsula. It presents data on the first evidence of pressure techniques during the transition between the last hunter-gatherers and early Neolithic groups. The Neolithic represents the consolidation of pressure f...
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This paper presents a technological analysis of the lithic collection from el Cortijo del Calvillo in Fuente Camacho (Loja, Granada, Spain). The analysis developed is methodologically based on technical reading of the operating sequences through diacritic schemas which lead us understand the knapping techniques and methods for the elaboration of th...
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This paper is an advance to the archaeological excavation of the site Villavieja from Fuentes de Cesna (Algarinejo, Granada, Spain). Villavieja is a prehistoric settlement located on a high plateau, which overlooks the river Genil, between Loja and Iznájar. It has a walled enclosure from about three hundred meters long. The site closes some three h...
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In this paper, we establish a review of the formal and functional definition of the called "flint hammer" present inthe archaeological sites of the South Iberia in Late Prehistory. This has involved the developmentof experimental test to confirm a new hypothesis on its interpretation, in the same context as other previous researches carried out in...
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Research about polished axes in the Iberian has focused on their formal aspects and the determination of their raw material. Except from few examples, the technological analysis focused on axeheadsdevelopment has been practically absent.In Southern Iberia, the latter analysis has shed light on the lack of knowledge about previous processes of trans...
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This paper show the presence of a very particular kind of flint artifact during the historical period, such as the Late Roman igniters. They are relatively common in some archaeological contexts but poorly studied by historiography. Through the experimentations it's aimed to make a characterization of them by technical analysis serving knapping sti...
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The aim of this chapter is to establish the origins and development of pressure knapping during Prehistoric times on the Southern Iberia Peninsula. It presents data on the first evidence of pressure techniques during the transition between the last hunter-gatherers and early Neolithic groups. The Neolithic represents the consolidation of pressure f...
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On present the research project titled "Proyecto KURETES". The overal objective of this research project focuses on the analysis of early human occupation in the context of paleoecological evolution and quaternary climate changes of the Wester Bectic (souther Spain) and particularly in the karst systems of the Serrania de Ronda. Te main goal of the...
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The Project “KURETES: earliest human occupation, and climatic evolution of the Quaternary paleoecology of the western Betic mountain range”, suported by the General Direction of Cultural Heritage of the Ministry of Culture of the Andalusian Government seeks to analyze the earliest human occupation in the context of the paleoecological changes clima...
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The present study aims to provide a general outline of pressure blade production in the Southern Iberian Peninsula. The analysis is based on the several assemblages of knapped lithic artifacts from the Late Prehistoric during 6th–3rd millennia B.C.
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The geoarchaeological stratigraphy of a site located at the coalescence zone of two small alluvial fans at the Albaicin foothills, reveals lanscape changes during the late Holocene in Granada. The record shows two geological beds, each divided in several archaeological strata. The lower bed, formed by gravelly-cobbly sands and clays, include pebble...
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Studying the exploitation of lithic resources and the techno-economical aspects of the associated transformation process can provide explanations for and interpretations of how Prehistoric society was organised. This is the objective of the present article, which focuses on an analysis of the flint mines in the central area of the Middle Subbetic i...
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This article introduces a new archaeological site linked to salt production during Prehistoric times. Few sites in the Iberian Peninsula are connected to the use of this abiotic resource -an essential part of life in preindustrial societies. The study of the area surrounding the Fuente Camacho salt mine, located about 12 km (7 miles) southeast of L...
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Siliceous rocks are abundant in the Betic Cordillera (Andalusia, Spain). These resources were used by human groups in the Late Neolithic and the Copper Age for manufacturing large fl int blades (4th-3rd mil. BC), but their exploitation has not been studied systematically. The present work describes the geological background to flint exploitation in...
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The Trías de Antequera is located in the External Zones of the Betic Cordillera, south of the Iberian Peninsula. Corresponds to an area from Antequera to Loja, rooted in the Middle Subbetic and partly on the Internal Subbetic, with materials dated Triassic to Tertiary age. In this geological unit appears ophitic rocks that sometimes have mini-pillo...
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Palabras clave: Key words: El objetivo de este trabajo es someter a prueba un modelo de proceso técnico que considera la vasija de reducción como elemento principal de la tecnología metalúrgica calcolítica. Aquí presentamos los resultados preliminares obtenidos a partir de los experimentos realizados en el Centro de Arqueología Experimental de la A...
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Identification of the raw material for the archaeological lithic knapping objects used by the Late Neolithic and Copper Age in the Southern Iberian Peninsula. The presence of technological flaked objects of blade production, such as cores out and blades, present in archaeological sites far from the Campo de Gibraltar Complex, and near the Median Su...
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Characterizing raw material of stone tools used by Late Neolithic and Copper Age communities is important for interpreting access to available sources and establishing regional routes of distribution. Ichnological analysis may be used to help characterize lithic material and determine the source of artifacts. Here we report for the first time the e...
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The exploitations of the «Turon» type flint are located within the Lower Miocene Numidoide Fm. of the Campo de Gibraltar Complex, which widely crops out along the Internal-External Zone boundary of the Betic Cordillera, and also backthrusts on the Internal Zones in the Malaga province (S Spain). This formation is mainly made of sheared brown clay a...