Berta Morell Rovira

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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