Jordi Nadal

Jordi Nadal
University of Barcelona | UB · Department of History and Archaeology.

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Bird remains recovered from two trial pits and a rubbish dump dated from the 14th to 19th centuries AD at the Monastery of Santa Maria de Pedralbes in Barcelona (northeast Spain) are studied. The variety of avian taxa is low, with domestic fowl (Gallus gallus domesticus) clearly dominating the assemblage. The age at death and the sex profile data s...
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This work presents the first remains of a peacock (Pavo cristatus Linnaeus 1758) discovered in an archaeological context in Catalonia. It is a well‐preserved animal (14 remains of an adult female) located in medieval levels – datable to the 13th century (1210‐1278 cal. AD) at the site of Carrer de Sotstinent Navarro, in the city of Barcelona. We pr...
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Natural and worked astragali or knuckle bones dating from the Neolithic are common finds in Eurasia and are usually thought to be related with gaming, divination or protection. Knuckle bones/astragali (N = 549) and imitations (N = 11) were found in 27 of the 158 tombs that have been studied in theEl Poblado necropolis, Murcia, Southeast Spain (four...
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La Serreta site (Vilafranca del Penedès, Barcelona province) was excavated between 2009 and 2010, as a result of a preventive intervention after the works conducted to renew different access to the AP-7 highway in the area of Alt Penedès. During the archaeological fieldworks a total of 89 structures were excavated, dated between the ancient Cardial...
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Les Guixeres de Vilobí (Sant Martí Sarroca, Penedès, Barcelona) es un yacimiento al aire libre de unos 2500 m2 de extensión, excavados en un 10 % aproximadamente. Su estratigrafía tiene 4 fases documentadas del Neolítico Antiguo Cardial, Neolítico Antiguo Epicardial, Neolítico Postcardial y Neolítico Final. Las ocupaciones se caracterizan por nivel...
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In this paper we present the results obtained in the analysis of the faunal remains recovered from balma del barranc de la Fontanella site (Vilafranca, Els Ports, Castelló) during the archaeological works conducted between 2011 and 2015. The data are preliminary since part of the sample is still under analysis. Here, we focus on different sized mam...
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RESUMEN: En este estudio se analiza el papel de las aves en el yacimiento paleolítico de A Valiña (Castroverde, Lugo), concretamente de los restos recuperados en el nivel IV (31.600 ± 250 BP). Los estudios taxonómico y tafonómico nos indican un conjunto muy diverso, que nos remite a un entorno mixto, con espacios abiertos pero con la presencia de b...
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Objective: To provide prevalence data for future comparative analysis of the health status of rabbits (Oryctolagus cuniculus) accumulated in the archaeological record. Materials: Two contrasting assemblages were analysed for pathological and sub-pathological changes: 1) an assemblage of domestic modern rabbit bones; and 2) a non-anthropogenic ac...
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Balma del Gai site is a small rock shelter situated in the municipality of Moià (Barcelona, Spain) at an altitude of 760 m above sea level and 50 km from the current coastline. The levels of occupation in this context are dated between 13,442 cal BP and 9,552 cal BP, being related to the so-denominated “Epimagdalenian” and “Microlaminar Sauveterroi...
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Olesti O, Guàrdia J, Mercadal O, Nadal J & Galbany J (2021) Un macaco del s. VI. In: Història de la Cerdanya. Col·leció “Història de les comarques gironines” – Volum VII (Aliaga S, Gascón C, Mercadal O, Obiols L, Olesti O & Simon E, coordinadors). Diputació de Girona. Pp. 272-274. ISBN: 978-84-15808-94-7. https://www.ddgi.cat/publicacions/llibre/9...
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Galbany J, Guàrdia J, Nadal J & Mercadal O (2021) Característiques d’edat i sexe i anàlisi del patró de microestriació dentària del primat cercopitècid Macaca sylnanus UE74. In: Història de la Cerdanya. Col·leció “Història de les comarques gironines” – Volum VII (Aliaga S, Gascón C, Mercadal O, Obiols L, Olesti O & Simon E, coordinadors). Diputació...
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L’any 2020, el Reial Monestir de Pedralbes ha posat en marxa un ambiciós projecte de recuperació de l’Hort Petit del Monestir, amb l’objectiu de recuperar l’estructura històrica i tornar a posar en funcionament una producció hortícola amb finalitats museístiques i formatives. Paral·lelament, s’ha iniciat un projecte d’estudi de la dieta de la comun...
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L’any 2016 es va posar al descobert una cista intacta al Camp de la Bruna, a Lladurs (el Solsonès), a causa d’uns treballs agrícoles. Aleshores, el Servei d’Arqueologia i Paleontologia va decidir realitzar una excavació d’urgència per tal de documentar-la, intervenció que va proporcionar uns interessants resultats d’una cista del neolític mitjà-rec...
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En este trabajo se estudian las fases finales del Paleolítico superior, en los yacimientos más meridionales de Catalunya. Se parte de los asentamientos situados en el valle del Montsant (Tarragona) y después se estudian los otros yacimientos de la provincia de Tarragona que presentan las mismas características. Para ello incidimos, especialmente, e...
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The importance of small prey exploitation in Palaeolithic and Epipalaeolithic hunter-gatherer communities is being re-evaluated thanks to the proliferation of experimental and neotaphonomic studies. A special interest has been devoted to leporid remains, what is evident from the significant number of new referential studies that have been recently...
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In this study we present new data and studies of all the coastal sites in the Mediterranean area and we summarize current data, allowing us to change the existing paradigm. We argue for the existence of hunter-gatherer communities who made considerable use of maritime resources from the end of the Pleistocene and the beginning of the Holocene on th...
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Studies carried out to date on the Iberian Peninsula have led to the belief that hunter-gatherer sites with exploitation of the marine environment are particularly found in the Cantabrian and Atlantic area. In this study, we present new data and studies of all the coastal sites in the Mediterranean area and we summarize current data, allowing us to...
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The study of human subsistence strategies in prehistoric hunter-gatherer communities is essential to understanding the evolution of human behaviour. An important topic of interest is the expansion of dietary breadth, resulting in the procurement of a larger number of small game species. However, to make accurate interpretations of human subsistence...
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En esta obra los autores, profesores universitarios de reconocido prestigio académico e investigador, nos ofrecen una original visión de la prehistoria desde sus inicios hasta las primeras sociedades con escritura. El libro ha buscado incidir en los principales procesos que han llevado a la humanidad a ser lo que es, desde sus orígenes hasta la épo...
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Balma del Gai (Moià, Barcelona) is an Epipalaeolithic archaeological site that provides one of the most significant archaeological records of hunter-gatherers living in the northeast of Iberia during the Pleistocene-Holocene transition. Its faunal record evidences a very diverse spectrum of hunted species and particularly an increase in the number...
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CITATIONS 0 READS 5 8 authors, including: Some of the authors of this publication are also working on these related projects: Cultural behaviour of hunter-gatherer societies during the Early Upper Palaeolithic in northeast Iberia. Techno-morphological study of personal ornaments View project The importance of small prey in Iberian Palaeolithic hunt...
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Coastal archaeological sites identified in Northeast Iberia (Catalonia) belonging to late Upper Palaeolitihc and Epipalaeolithic/Mesolithic periods are practically non-existent. Different reasons have been historically proposed to explain this situation, such as coastline fluctuations due to climate or intensive human occupation and destruction of...
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El análisis de la malacofauna recuperada en el yacimiento del Molí del Salt (Vimbodí i Poblet, Tarragona) ofrece datos relevantes para evaluar la importancia de la explotación de recursos malacofaunísticos durante el Paleolítico superior final en un yacimiento no costero. Este abrigo se encuentra a 490m de altitud, en un medio de transición entre l...
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In Mediterranean Europe during the Pleistocene–Holocene, transition changes in the intensification of small prey exploitation by humans are detected. In the NE of the Iberian Peninsula, these changes are mainly evidenced by an increase in the number of rabbit remains, normally exceeding the 90% of the recovered animal specimens. The archaeological...
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This paper reports the discovery of a new example of portable art in North-eastern Iberia dating to the Late Upper Palaeolithic (12.250 � 60 BP). The piece is analysed in relation to the European Palaeolithic art assemblage to determine its significance and how it contributes to our understandings of Palaeolithic artistic practices. Both the motifs...
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In this article, a zooarchaeological and isotopic analysis is presented for 26 dog exemplars (Canis familiaris). These dogs were deposited in burial and ceremonial structures in the northeastern Iberian Peninsula during the Middle Neolithic, within the Pit Grave cultural horizon (ca. 4200–3600 cal BC). Four archaeological sites of the Catalonian co...
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The open air site of Montlleó (Prats i Sansor, Lérida, Spain) was discovered in 1998 and has been excavated since 2000 by a multidisciplinary team from the SERP research group, University of Barcelona. The presence of lithic and bone industries, as well as shell ornaments, have shown the importance of the site for hunter-gatherer Magdalenian groups...
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The results obtained in the analysis of faunal remains recovered from the Palaeolithic site of A Valiña have been widely published. These studies have furnished information concerning the taxonomical spectrum and anatomical distribution of remains, as well as about the activity of large carnivores as agents responsible for bone accumulations in the...
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Environmental and landscape archaeologies have been mainly applied to the analysis of rural spaces, but these approaches have been scarcely applied to urban and suburban contexts where the study of archaeological structures and materials still prevails. However, these suburban spaces are characterised by their dynamic and transitional nature. This...
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Studies of the feeding ecology of the European wildcat (Felis silvestris silvestris) demonstrate that leporids, mostly European rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus), dominate their diet in regions where they are present. The remains of wildcats have been found at Pleistocene and Holocene archaeological sites, raising the possibility that they actively ac...
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The Session has been included in the core Theme: “The archaeology of material culture, bodies and landscapes” and the organisers are: Dr. Santiago Riera, Carme Miró, Dr. Alexandra Livarda, Dr. Professor Anna Maria Mercuri and Dr. Jordi Nadal. Urban archaeology of the historical periods traditionally deals with standing buildings and artefacts to ta...
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Urban archaeology of the historical periods traditionally deals with standing buildings and artefacts to tackle questions of economy, town development and urbanization, whereas it is more rarely that the focus turns primarily on organic material. Within the framework of the so-called environmental archaeology during the last decade or so, zooarchae...
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Es permet la generació d'obres derivades sempre que no s'en faci un ús comercial. Tampoc es pot utilitzar l'obra original amb finalitats comercials. En qualsevol explotació de l'obra autoritzada per la llicència caldrà reconèixer l'autoria. Se permite la generación de obras derivadas siempre que no se haga un uso comercial. Tampoco se puede utiliza...
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The l’Hort de la Boquera site is located in the northeastern part of Iberia and its stone tool assemblage includes up to 25,000 flint artefacts. This is the first approach to the analysis of the raw material through an archaeopetrological study. Results were obtained by use of mineralogi¬cal techniques: macroscopic and petrographic analysis, Scanni...
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There is the tendency to assume that endangered species have been both genetically and demographically healthier in the past, so that any genetic erosion observed today was caused by their recent decline. The Iberian lynx (Lynx pardinus) suffered a dramatic and continuous decline during the 20th century, and now shows extremely low genome- and spec...
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The golden eagle (Aquila chrysaetos) is one of the most important birds of prey in the Northern Hemisphere. This raptor is used to building large nests in high cliffs to which they return for several breeding years accumulating important amounts of their prey skeletal remains. This makes the golden eagle one of the major predators able to accumulat...
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While the bones of domestic cats (Felis catus) are recovered from archaeological sites in Iberia routinely, they are rarely subjected to detailed analysis. Consequently, there is limited understanding of the nature of cat-human relations, especially in contrast to northern European regions. In this paper we present a unique assemblage of 899 cat bo...
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In this work, we study the bone remains from 32 equid individuals, dated among 3rd-2nd centuries BC. They were deposited, sometimes the complete carcass, in diverse pits from Serrat dels Epinyers, a site related with production and storage of crop surplus, close to the place where the roman town of Aeso was built. The morphometric study has been do...
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We present a series of dark horizons from archaeological sites situated in rockshelters in the middle course of the Montsant River in Tarragona (NE Iberia). These records are located on lower river terraces, where the horizons are situated in the floodplain; one of them (Hort de la Boquera rock shelter) is dated around the 14.6 to 13.5 cal ka BP, a...
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Dans ce travail nous étudions les continuités et les changements qui marquent le passage du Magdalénien final vers l’Épipaléolithique dans le NE ibérique. Nous allons caractériser l’« Épimagdalénien » en s’appuyant sur l’analyse de huit gisements et sur l’étude des industries lithiques, sur l’économie et sur les objets d’art mobilier. En s’appuyant...
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In the western Mediterranean, changes in hunter-gatherer subsistence strategies have been identified from the Early Upper Palaeolithic. These changes are characterized by broadening of diet and intensification of small prey exploitation. In the Iberian Peninsula region, intensified small prey exploitation is evidenced by the hunting of large quanti...
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GEOMETRIC MORPHOMETRICS. TRENDS IN BIOLOGY, PALEOBIOLOGY AND ARCHAEOLOGY
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No presente trabalho incluem-se os achados de equídeos domésticos na zona meridional da Catalunha, localizados em jazidas correspondentes à primeira Idade do Ferro (3nal do século VIII até o início do século VI a.C.). Os locais estudados são caracterizados por uma presença significativa de materiais de origem fenícia e também por serem os primeiros...
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Funerary structures recorded in Catalonia from the end of the 5th to the middle of the 4th millennia most often consist of inhumations of a single individual accompanied by various grave goods. Though animal remains and objects made from them are not especially abundant, the large number of excavated funerary structures has provided vertebrate faun...
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Experimental research in osteoarchaeology its been demonstrated to be a very effective tool to contrast interpretation made of the fossil record. In this paper we present the results of our experimental study, with the objective to clarify the origin of cut marks located in archaeological appendicular bones of European rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus...
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La grotte de La Guineu (Font-Rubí, Barcelone) et les relations plaine-montagne au Néolithique ancien. Cet article vise à fournir des informations inédites sur les premières occupations néolithiques de la grotte de La Guineu (Font-rubí, Alt Penedès, Barcelone). Après une présentation du gisement et celle des résultats de l’analyse archéozoologique,...
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This paper publishes for the first time the results of the excavations conducted at L’Hort de la Boquera site (Margalef de Montsant, Tarragona). This site is included in the research project we began in 1979 on the prehistoric settlement of the middle course of the Montsant River. We present the results obtained with respect to the lithic industrie...
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ANCIENT EXCAVATIONS, NEW ANSWERS. THE EPIMAGDALENIAN SITE OF COVA DEL CLOT DE L’HOSPITAL (ROQUETES, BAIX EBRE) The aim of this work is to study the archaeological remains recovered during Francesc Esteve Gálvez’s excavations at Clot de l’Hospital cave (Lower Ebro). This site was discovered in 1945 and was ascribed to the Pleistocene-Holocene transi...
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The results of analyses of wild animals in various funerary structures from Sector II of Can Roqueta (Early-Middle Bronze Age) in Catalonia arepresented in this article. In general, animal deposits in a funerary context provide an approach to the study of ritual activity and beliefs, especiallyin agro-pastoral communities where domestic animals are...
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Sheep and goats have been two of the most commonly bred species since the Early Neolithic in European contexts. Much research has been devoted to studying the economic management of these species through culling profile information. In particular, perinatal remains are one of the best indicators of breeding practices at archaeological sites. Nevert...
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This paper presents the interdisciplinary study of the recent prehistory occupations (Neolithic and Early Bronze) found during the construction of El Liceu's new conservatoire, In Barcelona's El Raval district. Occupational remains correspond to a settlement with traces of combustion structures and other support elements. It emphaises the preservat...
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Morphometric variation of biological structures has been widely used to determine taxonomic affinities among taxa, and teeth are especially informative for both deep phylogenetic relationships and specific ecological signals. We report 2-dimensional geometric morphometrics (GM) analyses of occlusal crown surfaces of lower molars (M1, n = 141; M2, n...