Lucía Ruano

Lucía Ruano
Complutense University of Madrid | UCM

PhD

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September 2015 - November 2019
Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
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The most distinctive productions from Iron Age archaeology in the western part of the Central Iberian Peninsula are large ramparts, and big animal sculptures, both of which were usually made in granite. The latter, known as ‘verracos’, are representations of male boars and bulls. A characteristic of these ‘verracos’ is their lack of original contex...
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Los investigadores suelen describir las bramaderas como instrumentos aerófonos de la Prehistoria; sin embargo se ha planteado un posible uso alternativo como sistema de comunicación a corta/media distancia, experiencia que se ha realizado en este estudio. Partiendo de una investigación preliminar de corte arqueológico, etnográfico e historiográfico...
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An important fauna and vegetable record has been found at the archaeological settlement of Los Millares (Almería). This study is focused on researching information in order to understand life patterns of this chalcolithic population. The results obtained show the exceptional complexity of this farming exploitation, which was not only limited to sur...
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Los trabajos arqueológicos realizados en la Peña del Castro documentaron cuatro fases de ocupación en este poblado desde la I Edad del Hierro hasta el Imperio Romano. El presente trabajo analiza la relevancia de la agricultura durante la tercera fase, desarrollada entre los siglos II-I a. C. De la misma se conservan carbonizados diferentes restos c...
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El proyecto que promueve este coloquio se ha desarrollado sobre tres líneas de investigación en las que la tecnología 3D y las aplicaciones digitales a la arquitectura de la Edad del Bronce Final y de la Edad del Hierro han marcado las pautas a seguir. Con el objetivo de obtener información técnica de calidad sobre los procesos y las tradiciones co...
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La arquitectura en tierra y madera presenta una larga biografía en el norte de la península ibérica. El empleo de estos materiales constructivos también ha sido ampliamente acreditado en los asentamientos cantábricos de la Edad del Hierro gracias al hallazgo de fragmentos de barro quemado con improntas de entramados vegetales y a la localización de...
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La aplicación de las nuevas tecnologías al análisis de los restos arqueológicos, en toda su diversidad, está suponiendo un salto cualitativo importante no solo en lo que a las tareas de investigación se refiere, sino también a la difusión y puesta en valor del patrimonio. En este capítulo vamos a abordar las posibilidades que ofrecen al investigado...
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El patrimonio arqueológico, lejos de ser estable o permanente, es susceptible de cambios y modificaciones por agresión, incuria o desidia, lo que desgraciadamente no es infrecuente; aunque otras veces se incremente por la aparición o recuperación de piezas desconocidas o que se daban por desaparecidas y que afortunadamente han pasado a ver nuevamen...
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The existence of an internal timberwork architecture in Iberian Iron Age ramparts has been widely discussed. During the last decades, new data is changing our understanding about this building design in the Iberian Peninsula. In addition to some singular sites, such as Chao de Samartín, there is a small number of vitrified walls in Spain and Portug...
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Research on prehistoric Atlantic Europe has been usually conditioned by preconceptions of both the scientific community and the lay public, such as a modern European identity or an ancient Celtic nation. In this paper, we study the different Atlantic research trends that have been used to analyse domestic architecture, as well as the social organiz...
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Vitrified forts in the European Iron Age is a well-known phenomenon with different causes and interpretations but with a similar effect: the vitrification of an enormous amount of stones, used as masonry for the construction of the ramparts. Among the many causes, the most supported one is the fire of a wall which was built with an inner timber lac...
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The thorough archaeological excavations carried out between 2004 and 2007 at Castro dos Ratinhos allowed us to identify and interpret for the first time the constructive system of ramparts of the Late Bronze Age in the southwest of the Iberian Peninsula. We were also able to identify a more modern type of defensive construction, dated at the end of...
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This paper presents preliminary results of research on households and domestic space in north Iberia during the Iron Age, which draws on Archaeology of Architecture and Ethnoarchaeology. The current focus of our analysis is the fortified villages, known as castros, in the provinces of Asturias and Lugo, as well as the north of the province of León....
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The phenomenon of Iron Age vitrified ramparts has become increasingly recognisable in the last twenty years in the Iberian Peninsula. After the first walls with vitrified stones were discovered in southern Portugal, there have been several findings scattered throughout western Iberia. A chronological sequence from the Late Bronze Age to the Late Ir...
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Resumen Este trabajo pretende demostrar la utilidad de las nuevas tecnologías de Información Geográfica (TIC) aplicadas a las prospecciones extensivas en Arqueología. Sobre un caso concreto, el llamado castro de Irueña, los autores han realizado un estudio de campo combinando las prospecciones sobre el terreno con la aplicación de tecnologías LiDAR...
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This paper analyses some of the problems that should be faced by the Revista Historia Autónoma, a digital publication of historic research. Starting with the origins of the project and their particularities, as well as its cross-referential subject or to be managed by PhD students, the study deals with the three large challenges that the magazine i...
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In this paper, the authors try to defend the utilities that they have obteined from new geographical information technologies to the Archaeological surveys. They have applied LiDAR system and GIS software, besides a ground survey, over a study case, the so-called “castro de Irueña” (Salamanca, Spain) and they managed a new mapping of the site, with...
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Con este trabajo se ha pretendido emplear nuevas perspectivas de investigación arqueológica e histórica sobre la arquitectura y el espacio construido, partiendo de la premisa de que el espacio reproduce la estructuración de las sociedades del pasado, con el objetivo de maximizar los datos obtenidos de las viviendas protohistóricas. En los yacimient...

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The appearance of fortification architecture in Prehistoric Europe meant the first evidence of the origin and development of the city and, at the same time, of modern social complexity. And this is so because the erection of a defensive system always meant a considerable increase of a self-conscious sense of belonging to a community, implying both technical and economic resources, and social and ethnic values. The role of fortifications in the origin of town is a well-known factor in Greece, Italy, France and others European countries as well as in Mediterranean Spain (Iberian culture). In this later area, much analytical work and some syntheses (notably Les Fortifications Ibériques by Pierre Moret –1996-) have provided us with an important insight in historical and social knowledge. On the contrary, the Mesetas and Atlantic regions of Spain and Portugal lack a similar treatment, and ancient fortifications in those areas are mostly known via isolated news and papers, or through general overviews on a particular country or people. In this sense, this Project intends to achieve a general comprehension of the importance of Fortifications among the “Indo-European” Prerroman peoples of the Peninsula, by developing a complete database of Protohistoric and Roman Republican fortresses as well by analysing in depth several case studies. From that starting point, we believe that we’ll be able to propose general conclusions on the social, symbolic and technical importance of this huge constructions, the defensive architecture of hillforts and oppida between the “Celtic” peoples of the Peninsula.