Megalithisation of Iberia

We publish a new article titled “The “Megalithisation” of Iberia: A Spatio-Temporal Model“.

In the last 20 years, the growing availability of radiometric data has led to profound changes in the archaeological study of cultural and social processes in European Late Prehistory. In this paper, we examine how the combined use of spatial analysis and Bayesian modelling can further contribute to an enhanced interpretation of the temporality of a major social phenomenon: the “megalithisation” process in Iberia. For the first time, it is possible to compare hypotheses regarding the start date, speed and direction of the spread of this major process for the whole of Iberia, and not just for selected regions or single sites.

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  • WESIPS Conference

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    Raquel Montero Artús, member of the ATLAS research group, have presented the conference “A Social Perspective on Cinnabar Use and Mercury Exposure at the Copper Age Megasite of Valencina, Spain ”  during  the WESIPS Conference, 2024 (Warfare, Environment, Social Inequality, and Pro-Sociability Biennial) in Sevilla, Spain  

  • Spain’s Copper Age Priestesses. An Archaeology Magazine Slideshow


    Archaeology, the magazine of the Archaeological Institute of America (USA), re-launches its website with a new slideshow of our recent discoveries at the Valencina Copper Age mega-site.

  • LiDAR para revolucionar la Arqueología

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    El Grupo de Investigación ATLAS, de la Universidad de Sevilla, ha desarrollado diversos estudios de la Prehistoria Reciente con la tecnología LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) y materiales del Instituto Geográfico Nacional. El programa de televisión y de divulgación TESIS presentó algunos avances en su nueva edición.