Geometric weapon elements during the Neolithic
in the Eastern Iberian Peninsula:
Typological, Technological and Functional Aspects
Javier FERNÁNDEZ LÓPEZ DE PABLO,
Juan Francisco GIBAJA BAO, Antoni PALOMO
In this paper, we present a global view of the principal traits of the evolution of Neolithic geometric microliths in Eastern Spain (principally in Catalonia and the Valencia region). Our discussion addresses two aspects. The first concerns the morpho-technological and functional relations of these pieces, as well as their diachronic transformation. Following this orientation, we present a summary of recent typological, technological and traceological studies. The second aspect concerns the relationship between microliths and their archaeological context with particular focus on economic data, as well as funerary conditions, which permit us to develop new lines of research and hypotheses.