Archaeobotanical analysis of seeds and fruits from Cova del Toll, Moià (Barcelona, Spain) - counts


Materials retrieved in the 1978-1979 campaigns at the site of Cova del Toll were given to Prof. Maria Hopf for analysis. Since no full quantification was provided and no report was available, the material was recently revised by Ferran Antolín. From the recovered remains, it seems that some sediment from different layers excavated was dry-sieved and some larger grains were sorted out. Most of the recovered material dates to the second half of the 5th millennium cal BC. 22 samples were analysed from 7 different squares -arbitrary division of the excavated surface- (N34-35, K17, M43, B107-D104, B107-E104, D104, E104, D104-E104) separated int 11 layers/sublayers (C1, C1b, C1d, C2, C3, C3b, C3c, C4, C5, C5b, C5d). Layers C1, C1b i C1d belong to the Bronze Age, Layer C2 is connected to a Bell Beaker phase and the rest (C3 and C5) are considered Postcardial Neolithic dated to the second half of the 5th millennium cal BC.

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Creator Antolín, Ferran ORCID logo
Publisher PANGAEA
Contributor Deutsches Archäologisches Institut
Publication Year 2024
Funding Reference Swiss National Science Foundation Crossref Funder ID 170515 Small seeds for large purposes: an integrated approach to agricultural change and climate during the Neolithic in Western Europe
Rights Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International; Data access is restricted (moratorium, sensitive data, license constraints);
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Resource Type Dataset
Format text/tab-separated-values
Size 480 data points
Discipline Earth System Research
Spatial Coverage (2.098 LON, 41.814 LAT); Sannikov Strait