2,500-Year-Old Roots of Transhumance: an interview with Lídia Colominas

Dr. Lídia Colominas was recently interviewed and highlighted in the RECERCAT newsletter to delve deeper into one of our latest articles from 2023, which showcased that Iron Age communities in Catalonia practiced seasonal altitudinal movements. The study, featured in the journal Frontiers in Environmental Archaeology, was a collaboration between IPHES-CERCA, ICAC-CERCA, the Autonomous University of Barcelona, Cardiff University and the British Geological Survey.

This study contributed to changing the perception of isolation of Iberian communities in the Pyrenees and understanding their livestock strategies, which relied on great adaptability to their environment and the use of a sophisticated network of social and economic relationships.

Check the news of the publication of the paper: 2,500-Year-Old Roots of Transhumance: Pioneering Study Reveals Iberian Communities’ Seasonal Livestock Movements (17/10/23)

Dr. Lídia Colominas is a Ramón y Cajal fellow with the project Roman expansion and acculturations at both sides of the Mediterranean: searching for patterns, rates and singularities through archaeozoology. (RYC-2019-026732-I) funded by MCIN/AEI /10.13039/501100011033 and by “FSE invierte en tu futuro”.

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