Reflections on the Other Side. A Southern Iberia Origin for the First Pottery Production of Northern Morocco?
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Radiocarbon datingNorthern MoroccoEarly NeolithicFirst pottery productionsSouthern IberiaPrehistoric navigation
Martínez Sánchez, R... [et al.] (2021). Reflections on the Other Side. A Southern Iberia Origin for the First Pottery Production of Northern Morocco?. Open Archaeology, 7(1), 1054-1065. [https://doi.org/10.1515/opar-2020-0174]
SponsorshipEuropean Research Council Advanced Grant AGRIWESTMED (Origins and spread of agriculture in the western Mediterranean region); Consejeria de Economia, Conocimiento, Empresas y Universidad A-HUM-460-UGR18; FEDER Programme - Andalusian CouncilGranada University; Generalitat Valenciana European Commission General Electric CIDEGENT/2019/00
This work is a starting point for rethinking the role of the Iberian Peninsula in the neolithisation of northern Morocco. It focuses on the similarities and divergences between the first pottery productions and their decorations in both territories. This relationship is supported by the existence of an accurate chronological gradation between the first evidence of Neolithisation in Iberian Peninsula and that of northern Morocco which suggests a north–south direction. We also present arguments on the possible links between the early ceramics from the north of Morocco and those from the south of Iberia, providing a first approach to an issue that will need to be carefully analysed in future research.