Cronometría del proceso de neolitización en los Campos de Hellín y la cuenca baja del río Mundo (Albacete)

  1. Alberto Mingo 1
  2. Jesús Barba 2
  3. Miriam Cubas 3
  4. Valeria Francés 1
  5. Luis Izquierdo 4
  1. 1 Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia

    Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia

    Madrid, España


  2. 2 Pausanias S.L.
  3. 3 Universidad de York-Sociedad de Ciencias Aranzadi
  4. 4 Universidad Autónoma de Madrid

    Universidad Autónoma de Madrid

    Madrid, España


Iber-Crono: Actas del Congreso de Cronometrías para la Historia de la Península Ibérica
  1. Juan A. Barceló (coord.)
  2. Igor Bogdanovic (coord.)
  3. Berta Morell (coord.)

Publisher: Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona = Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

Year of publication: 2017

Pages: 25-34

Congress: Congreso de Cronometrías para la Historia de la Península Ibérica (1. 2016. Barcelona)

Type: Conference paper


In recent years our multidisciplinary research project is implementing a program of numerical dating in different sites that host archaeological levels related to the neolithisation of Campos de Hellín and the lower basin of the Mundo River. In this paper we present all the dates obtained, some of them unpublished, that come from the application of radiocarbon, thermoluminescence and amino acid racemization methods on organic and inorganic samples of different nature. Excavations carried out in the shelters of Cueva Blanca, Pico Tienda III and Acebuchal are allowing us to unveil a sequence of settlement in this geographical space from the 9th to the 6th millennium cal BP Previously, there was no archaeological evidence of these periods, mistakenly posing a population gap for this area, which, on the other hand, presents a privileged geostrategic situation as it is a natural route of communication between the plateau and the Mediterranean coast and also lies within the natural corridors of the external Prebético that connect the mountain ranges of the north of Alicante and those of the Segura and Cazorla.