Millán Mozota

Millán Mozota
Spanish National Research Council | CSIC · IMF-CSIC

PhD

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Introduction
For many years, I’ve been working in outreach and science dissemination: via blogs, social media, direct actions and with my participation in projects from science dissemination institutions like FECYT. In recent years, I've worked in outreach programs for "forgotten groups" as migrants, Roma people, senior citizens or people with functional diversity. Currently I'm the coordinator of the FECYT project "#Protagoniza: Ciencia y divulgación inclusivas".
Additional affiliations
January 2010 - present
Institución Milá y Fontanals de Investigación en Humanidades
Position
  • Colaborador de I+D+i
Description
  • I've been working in Neolithic bone tools, specially on funerary contexts. As a vollaboratoof the Archaeology & Anthropology DEpt. I deal with archaeological field work, artifact databases, 3D scanning & modelling and 3D photogrammetry. In recent years, I've worked in outreach programs for "forgotten collectives" as migrants, Roma people, senior citizens or people with functional diversity. Currently I'm the coordinator of the FECYT project "#Protagoniza: Ciencia y divulgación inclusivas".
Education
January 2006 - October 2012
Universidad de Cantabria
Field of study
  • Prehistoric Archaeology
October 1999 - January 2005
Universidad de Cantabria
Field of study
  • History (Spec: Prehistoric Archaeology)
October 1993 - March 1998
Universidad de Navarra
Field of study
  • Sciences of Communication (Spec: Journalism)

Publications

Publications (71)
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The necropolis of the Barranco de la Mina Vallfera (Mequinenza, Zaragoza), excavated in 1984, is presented. The study of the two documented burials allows us to know the beginning of megalithism in the confluence of the Segre and Ebro rivers. The grave goods and the absolute dating allow us to situate the complex within the culture of the Sepulcros...
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In this work, we present the genesis, development, and results of a set of inclusive outreach activities developed through a puppet theatre play about the Neolithic. We present our methodology and techniques for outreach activities, showing the advantages of collaborative work and bottom-up approaches. The text also explains how the initiative was...
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Le niveau moustérien de la Doline de Cantalouette 2, d’âge moyen de 60 000 ans est remarquable par sa richesse, sa composition et sa structuration récurrente des activités dans l’espace (Bourguignon et al. 2008). Il livre également une gamme d’instruments lithiques utilisés en percussion lancée. Outre une panoplie importante des percuteurs de taill...
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La divulgación cuenta con colectivos olvidados. No es fácil llegar a ellos, pero es posible y, además, muy beneficioso para todas las partes implicadas. Esta es nuestra experiencia al respecto. https://theconversation.com/una-ciencia-democratica-es-una-ciencia-inclusiva-162685
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Desperta Ferro. Arqueología e Historia (https://www.despertaferro-ediciones.com/revistas/numero/arqueologia-e-historia-37-el-neolitico-en-europa/)
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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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Since 2013 we built a working group formed by researchers, educators, social workers, communicators and educational psychologists to bring archaeological research to all types of audiences, especially those with limited access to scientific dissemination programmes. In particular, we refer to people with psychological disorders or physical disabili...
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Abstract: The archaeological research at Els Trocs cave is a good example of a successful transdisciplinary project. Together with a great team of specialists in different areas of knowledge, we present an update of our research process. The site is a cave that was occupied for more than two millennia, from the Early Neolithic (the end of the 6th m...
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https://hal.archives-ouvertes.fr/hal-03171729 Le niveau moustérien de la Doline de Cantalouette 2, d’âge moyen de 60.000 ans est remarquable par sa richesse, sa composition et sa structuration récurrente des activités dans l’espace (Bourguignon et al. 2008). Il livre également une gamme d’instruments lithiques utilisés en percussion lancée. Outre...
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Se trata de un conjunto de útiles y objetos de adorno personal en hueso, provenientes de un contexto funerario, una sepultura de Neolítico medio de Lladurs.
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En aquest article presentem les eines de treball relacionades amb la producció ceràmica. El punt de partida és una sèrie de programes experimentals que ens permeten definir l’aparició i el desenvolupament dels rastres d’ús en les superfícies de les diferents eines relacionades amb aquesta producció, una vegada reconegudes arqueològicament. Això inc...
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This conference aims to be a meeting of researchers studying the Early Neolithic in Europe and surroundings areas, in relation with the neolithisation process in the continent. This process followed different rhythms and presented singularities in each geographic area, and was therefore a very complex phenomenon. In order to address this scientif...
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Los programas de divulgación científica parecen preparados para todo tipo de público. Sin embargo, ciertos colectivos —p.e., personas con discapacidad física e intelectual, de la tercera edad, en riesgo de exclusión social, inmigrantes recién llegados— quedan habitualmente al margen de tales programas y no se piensa en ellos a la hora de diseñarlos...
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Aunque los programas de divulgación científica relacionados con la arqueología parecen preparados para todo tipo de públicos, la realidad es muy diferente. Los museos, los parques arqueológicos, las visitas a yacimientos, suelen tener un público “cautivo” o fiel como son los niños y jóvenes de escuelas e institutos, y las familias con ciertos recur...
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Cova Bonica has yielded one of the few assemblages of Cardial Neolithic records of directly dated human remains (c. 5470 and 5220 years cal. BC – unmodelled) in the Iberian Peninsula and has provided the first complete genome of an Iberian farmer. A minimum of seven individuals and six age clusters have been ascribed on the basis of the disarticula...
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A SPARK IN THE DARK. ‘LA MARMOTTA’ LAKESHORE VILLAGE IN THE FRAMEWORK OF THE IMPRESSED WARE NEOLITHIC The lakeshore settlement of ‘La Marmotta’ represents one of the earliest evidence for seafaring farmers in Italy (ca. 5900-5600 cal BC) and one of the earliest wetland sites of the entire Central Mediterranean Basin. The site is unique for the rich...
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One of the elements that define the so-called "Pit Burials Horizon" is the presence within certain burials of a set of tools and ornaments which were made of exogenous materials or which their acquisition and processing required an enormous investment of effort. Chronologically, we stand at the end of the 5th and beginning of the 4th millennium cal...
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Camí de Can Grau is one of the most important Neolithic necropolises of the "Pit Burials" horizon (North-East of the Iberian Peninsula. Late fifth-early fourth millennia cal BC), because of its large number of graves. However, the number of buried individuals and the type of grave goods of the site have some peculiarities suggesting that could be o...
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Patricia Martín Rodríguez, Millán Mozota Ganaderos neolíticos en el Pirineo Monografies del MAC 2, Barcelona 2018, ISBN: 978-84-393-9811-0 (PÀG. 225-233)
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We are pleased to invite you to submit a paper proposal to the session ID number 592, ”Pathways to the Neolithic in Europe: tracing the rhythm and spread of Neolithisation” that we are organizing ni the framework of the 24th Annual Meeting of the Euruopean Association of Archaeologists which will be held in Barcelona, 5-8 September 2018.
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Primer volumen de una obra que nace como resultado de cuatro años de investigación desarrollados bajo el proyecto «Aproximación a las primeras comunidades neolíticas del NE peninsular a través de sus prácticas funerarias» (HAR2011-23149), financiado por el Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad. Un amplio equipo, formado por 95 investigadores proc...
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The Archaeology of Social Dynamics Group of the IMF-CSIC has among its objectives to explain the social dynamics of human groups in Prehistory, starting from the detailed study of the productive and reproductive processes. With this perspective, a series of reference collections has been created and these materials have contributed to significant a...
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This paper presents a critical review of the experimental works with bone retouchers that have been pub­ lished since the beginning of research about this type of tool. The aim of this review is not the recollection of references per se, but a critical evaluation of different studies. This critical synthesis will show where we are today from a theo...
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We present the results of an experimental program designed for studying the tools found in Middle Neolithic funerary contexts in the northwest of the Iberian Peninsula. The program addressed the manufacture and use of awls and spatulas made from goat metapods, and their analysis and documentation. It sheds light on significant aspects of the bone t...
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En este trabajo abordamos el estudio del utillaje óseo desde un punto de vista funcional, a partir de la obtención y uso de una serie de utensilios experimentales (punzones y espátulas). Dichos materiales forman una creciente colección de referencia funcional y se utilizan en el análisis de utillaje procedente de varios yacimientos neolíticos del N...
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At the beginning of the 1980s, a series of archaeological interventions carried out by what was previously called the 'Servei d'Investigacions Arqueológiques del Patrimoni Artistic Nacional d'Andorra' in a Pyrenean valley in Andorra allowed the investigation of the Feixa del Moro site. In a high-altitude area below a series of abandoned terraces, s...
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We report on our experience using 3D capture and analysis technologies for the study of a particular type of Neolithic flint knapping. http://archeorient.hypotheses.org/6785
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The excavations carried out from 1983 to 1985 on an Andorran hillside by the former Andorra National Artistic Heritage Archaeological Research Service revealed one of the most important Neolithic sites in the Pyrenees. Directed by Xavier Llovera and Pere Canturri, the excavations uncovered a settlement with two interesting features: 1) it was locat...
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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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The authors of this paper has been investigating for years the Neolithic funerary contexts of the culture known as “Sepulcros de Fosa”, in the Northeast of the Iberian Peninsula. Here we present the results obtained from the study of the grave goods usually found in the burials of this cultural group. Ceramic vessels were generally placed in the gr...
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In this paper, we present the latest results and current on-going analysis of the Neolithic grave goods associated with the communities that lived in the north-eastern Iberian Peninsula between the S1h and 41h millennia cal BC. Aspects such as raw materials, tool morphologies, artefact distributions, production techniques and the degree of tool deg...
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The morphology, technology and function of bone utensils found in seven necropolises in the north-east of the Iberian Peninsula and dated to the Neolithic (late fifth to mid fourth millennia cal BC) are studied through a specific methodology involving technological and functional analyses, which has rarely been applied to Neolithic funerary sites,...
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Se presentan los resultados de la excavación en el abrigo de Valmayor XI (Mequinenza, Zaragoza), donde se ha documentado una secuencia de ocupación de tres fases sucesivas, entre el mesolítico y el neolótico antiguo, con una fase intermedia que economica y culturalmente pertenece a una ocupación temporal de cazadores-recolectores con cultura materi...
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In this paper, we analyze four assemblages of bone retouchers that were collected on an equal number of Mousterian sites located in northern Iberia: Peña Miel (La Rioja), Covalejos (Cantabria), Morín (Cantabria) and Prado Vargas (Burgos). From the analysis of 260 bone retouchers, the results of a study covering taphonomical, morphometrics and use-w...
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En este trabajo abordamos el estudio de cuatro conjuntos de retocadores de hueso provenientes de otros tantos sitios musterienses del norte de la Península Ibérica: Peña Miel (La Rioja), Covalejos (Cantabria), Morín (Cantabria) y Prado Vargas (Burgos). A partir del análisis de 260 retocadores óseos, se presentan los resultados de un estudio que aba...
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The archaeological survey and intervention on the Ca l'Arnella site were motivated by the works of the Martorell-Figueres pipeline, and let to the finding and excavation of two neolithic funerary hypogeal. The structures, buried individuals and materials are studied in this article. A geometric flint implement found near the lumbar vertebrae may ha...
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I present a critical review of the evidence on bone tools from Lower and Middle Paleolithic in Europe, and also on the so-called “less elaborated” tools from Upper Paleolithic and recent Prehistory. Such review and its results produce a number of relevant considerations to explain the appearance of the “bone industry” in Europe, in the beginnings o...
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Experiments Past provides readers with a glimpse of experimental work and experience that was previously inaccessible due to language, geographic and documentation barriers, while establishing a historical context for the issues confronting experimental archaeology today. This volume contains formal papers on the history of experimental methodologi...
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I present a critical review of the evidence on bone tools from Lower and Middle Paleolithic in Europe, and also on the so-called "less elaborated" tools from Upper Paleolithic and recent Prehistory. Such review and its results produce a number of relevant considerations to explain the appearance of the "bone industry" in Europe, in the beginnings o...
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Description of Axlor site and the results of its excavations.
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The palimpsest nature of some parietal engraving is a drawback to the analysis of their motifs. The aging of engraving grooves makes them appear uniform, erasing diachronic information, and conserving only geometry. Graphic solutions based on light/shadow relationships are insufficient for relative chronology. A more efficient way to characterize "...
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This paper is online open access now: http://journal.exarc.net/issue-2013-2/ea/experimental-programme-collection-and-use-retouching-tools-made-diaphyseal-bone-splinters
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We present an experimental program about the collection and use of retouching tools made on macromammal diaphyseal fragments. It stems from the need of studying a number of ensembles of bone tools from mousterian deposits of the central sector of the NW of the Iberian Peninsula. It is suggested as a methodological tool for the understanding of the...
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The archaeological excavation of Arlanpe cave provides a limited set of bone industry and ornaments. In level D from the Back sector two bone remains with use-wear traces have been identified: one pointed bone flake, with indications of possible use, and a small diaphyseal fragment, with depressions and grooves. The bone tools from level II of the...
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Lithics, bone industry and ceramics found in Askondo site are described. Lithic industry, albeit scarce, allows a separation between Middle Paleolithic and lnitial Upper Paleolithic (Aurignacian) levels. Bone industry is also scarce but meaningful, especially the Isturitz type point found in the surface of the cave in the 80s. Historic and Prehisto...
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The palimpsest nature of some parietal engraving is a drawback to the analysis of their motifs. The aging of engraving grooves makes them appear uniform, erasing diachronic information, and conserving only geometry. Graphic solutions based on light/shadow relationships are insufficient for relative chronology. A more efficient way to characterize ”...
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Here I present two experimental programs, which are in different stages of development. The first item is an already finished experimental program about the collection and use of retouching tools made on macro mammal diaphyseal fragments. The second is an ongoing program on the use of unmodified bone diaphyseal fragments to work hide and wood. Both...
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Middle Palaeolithic bone tools are a complex reality. The most usual approach derives from the studies of Upper Palaeolithic bone industries, and there is a need for a different one. Those bone tools, often called sparsely elaborated, actually appear in many Middle Palaeolithic archaeological sites. Due to research biases, those asemblages haven't...
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This paper presents the analysis of 150 retouching tools. They are diaphisis bone splinters from the long limb bones of ungulates. They were found in level “D” at Axlor (Dima, Vizcaya), which corresponds to the last stages of Mousterian period (about 44000 BP). This level contains an abundance of Quina-type side scrapers. The study combines differe...
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This paper presents the analysis of 150 retouching tools. They are diaphisis bone splinters from the long limb bones of ungulates. They were found in level “D” at Axlor (Dima, Vizcaya), which corresponds to the last stages of Mousterian period (about 44000 BP). This level contains an abundance of Quina-type side scrapers. The study combines differe...
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SUMMARY: We present four bone artifacts from the Middle Paleolithic levels of Axlor Cave. The bone tools show traces of use, probably related to repetitive movements. Those actions produced visible polishment and the erosion of the active zones (which as been key in order to identify the artifacts). We have called the bone tools "smoothers", as a f...