Berta Morell Rovira

Research Associate
Department of Archaeology

Main Focus

My research focuses on the chronology and the mobility patterns of Western Mediterranean and Central European Neolithic communities through 14C dating, 87Sr/86Sr & δ18O isotopes and Bayesian Modelling, taking special attention to the differences on grounds of sex, age and gender. Within the framework of this line of research, I am currently developing and participating in different projects on Neolithic funerary contexts from the regions of Moravia (Czech Republic/Slovakia), southwestern Germany and the NE of the Iberian Peninsula. 

Curriculum Vitae

2019-Currently: Postdoc fellow. Department of History, Art and Geography. University of Vigo.

Associate researcher. Institut für Geowissenschaften. Biogeology Laboratory. Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen. 

2019: PhD in Prehistoric Archaeology. Autonomous University of Barcelona. 

2013: M.A. in Prehistoric Archaeology. Autonomous University of Barcelona

2012: B.A. in History. University of Barcelona. 


Díaz-Zorita Bonilla, M., Subirá, E., Fontanals-Coll, M., Knudson, K.J., Alonzi, E., Bolhofner, K., Morell, B., Remolins, G., Roig, J., Martín, A., González Marcén, P., Plasencia, J., Coll, J.M., Gibaja, J. F. (14/7). 2020. Neolithic networking and mobility during the 5th and 4th millennia BC in north-eastern Iberia. Journal of Archaeological Science, 125: 105272. 

Barceló, J.A., Morell, B. (2/2). 2020, Editors. Métodos cronométricos en Arqueología, Historia y Paleontología. Madrid: Dextra Press, 558 pgs. ISBN: 978-84-17946-34-0

Efren-Fernández, L., Sanchidrían, J., Jiménez-Brobeil, S., Remolins, G., Díaz-Zorita, M, Morell, B., Subirà, MªE., López, D., Maroto, R.M., Roca, M., Román, C., Santos, F.J., Gibaja, J.F. (13/6) 2020. Mesolithic human remains at Cueva de Nerja (Málaga, Spain): anthropological, isotopic and radiocarbon data. Archaeological and Anthropological Sciences, 12 (10): 1-16. 

Masclans, A., Duboscq, S., Achino, K., Morell, B., Gibaja, J.F. (5/4). 2019. Looking for sexual differences during the middle Neolithic in the northeast of the Iberian Peninsula. Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports, 26: 101858. 

Gibaja, J.F., Morell, B., Terradas, X. (3/2). 2018. Approaching subsistence activities in the Mesolithic by means of lithic tools: The case of El Collado site (Oliva, Eastern Iberia). Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports, 18: 1026-1035.

Morell, B., Barceló, J.A., Oms, X.F., Remolins, G., Subirà., M.E., Chambon, P., Gibaja, J.F. (7/1). 2018. Tracing the chronology of Neolithic pit and stone box burials in north-eastern Iberia. Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports, 19: 491-504.

Morell, B., Duboscq, S., Masclans, A., Remolins, G., Pou, R., Martí, M., Barceló, J.A., Oms, X., Santos, F.J., Mozota, M., Subrià, M.E., Gibaja, J.F. (12/1). 2018. Chronology of the Neolithic necropolis of Camí de Can Grau (NE-Iberian Peninsula). Funerary pattern changes and long-distance raw material exchanges. Comptes Rendus Palevol, 17 (6): 399-412.

Oms, F.X., Terradas, X., Morell, B., Gibaja, J.F. (4/3). 2018. Mesolithic-Neolithic transition in the northeast of Iberia: chronology and socioeconomic dynamics. Quaternary International, 470 (B): 383-397.

Gibaja, J.F., Morell, B., Barceló, J.A., Masclans, A., Duboscq, S., Remolins, G., Roig, J., Martín, A., González, P., Plasencia, J., Coll, J.M., Subirà, M.E. (12/2). 2017. The chronology of the Neolithic necropolis Bóbila Madurell-Can Gambús in the north-east of the Iberian Peninsula: Dating Pit Burials cultural horizon and long-range raw material exchange networks. Radiocarbon, 59 (6): 1713-1736 

Gibaja J.F., Fontanals, M., Duboscq, S., Oms, F.X., Augé, A., Santos, F.J., Morell, B., Subirà, M.E. (8/7). 2016. Human Diet and the Chronology of Neolithic Societies in the north-east of the Iberian Peninsula: the necropolises of Puig d'en Roca and Can Gelats (Girona, Spain). Archaeological and Anthropological Sciences, 9 (5): 1-11.

Oms, X., Martín, A., Esteve, X., Mestres, J., Morell, B., Subirà, M.E., Gibaja, J.F. (7/5). 2016. The Neolithic in North-East Iberia: Chronocultural Phases and 14C. Radiocarbon, 58 (2): 1-19.

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