Natàlia Alonso

N.AlonsoNatàlia Alonso is Assistant Professor of Prehistory and Archaeology at the University of Lleida (UdL). Her research interests centre on Prehistoric and Protohistoric farming systems in the north-western Mediterranean from the perspectives of archaeobotany and technology. She has participated on a number of projects related to palaeoecology, crops, foraging, food and, above all, cereal crops processing in both agricultural and domestic spheres. In this sense, the rotary mill, an invention of the Iron Age Iberian Culture, and its social implications, are at the centre of her latest research. She has also currently added various ethnoarchaeological or experimental perspectives to her area of study. She is member of the Prehistoric Research Group (GIP-UdL) where she co-directs several projects such as the excavations of the Iron Age Fortress of Els Vilars and the Bronze Age settlement of Minferri (Catalonia). She is also an associate member of the CNRS (UMR-5140) and belongs to the Lattara research team (Montpelier, France).




Researcher ID: P-8923-2014
ORCID: 0000-0003-4081-0262

Project Partners

Hans-Peter Stika

Hans-Peter Stika

Assistant Lecturer of Archaeobotany, University of Hohenheim Read More
Stefi Jacomet

Stefi Jacomet

Professor of Archaeobotany, Basel University Read More
Andreas Heiss

Andreas Heiss

Scientific collaborator, Austrian Archaeological Institute of the Austrian Academy of Sciences Read More
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  • PlantFoods


    The project will examine an impressive body of actual food remains and will generate a solid methodological tool for ancient
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  • Grinding Tools & Cooking Facilities

    Grinding Tools & Cooking Facilities

    The project will address variability and change of food preparation technologies, by assembling information on grinding stone tools, cooking facilities
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  • Ethnography & Ancient texts

    Ethnography & Ancient texts

    Ethnographic fieldwork will offer insights into traditional ways of transforming plants into food, daily meals as well as food for
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  • Experimentation


    The Project will experiment with processing and cooking different plant species, generating different kinds of recipes and end-products.
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