The origins of agriculture in Iberia: A computational model

Salvador Pardo Gordó, Joan Bernabeu Aubán, Oreto García Puchol, C Michael Barton, Sean M. Bergin

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Here we discuss the importance of using the rich and growing database of high-precision, audited radiocarbon dates for high-resolution bottom-up modelling to focus on problems concerning the spread of the Neolithic in the Iberia. We also compare the spread of the Late Mesolithic (so-called Geometric) and the Early Neolithic using our modelling environment. Our results suggest that the source of radiocarbon data used to evaluate alternative hypotheses plays an important role in the results and open up new lines of research for the future.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)117-131
Number of pages15
JournalDocumenta Praehistorica
StatePublished - 2015


  • Agent-based model
  • Iberian peninsula
  • Neolithic
  • Radiocarbon
  • Simulation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Archaeology
  • Anthropology
  • Archaeology


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