Stone raw materials and characterization of archaeological materials

This line of research conducts the analytical study of archaeological materials to determine their origin and dissemination. Textural, mineralogical and geochemical composition, and physical properties are studied as well as their influence on changeability and conservation features. The technical and technological factors which determined their production are identified to establish management models for those Mineral Resources.

This includes:

  • Characterization of siliceous and hard rocks of interest in Prehistory
  • Capture of lithic mineral resources
  • Spatial and temporal management of lithic raw materials