Connected through Things: Connectivity in Iron Age Mallorca

Author(s): Jacob Deppen

Year: 2017


This presentation examines connectivity in the Late Iron Age on the island of Mallorca. While most case studies of connectivity in the western Mediterranean involve the movement of people and/or the construction of new settlements by non-local people, there is little evidence that this occurred in Mallorca. However, there is still abundant evidence that indigenous Iron Age Mallorcans were increasingly connected to the broader Mediterranean and that non-local goods were being consumed throughout the island. Mallorca, then, seems to have been a place where connectivity and consumption of non-local goods were negotiated on decidedly local terms. This presentation will outline what we know about the consumption of non-local goods in Mallorca during the Iron Age while also examining how the absence of non-local individuals impacts how we think about studies of connectivity and contact between groups.

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Connected through Things: Connectivity in Iron Age Mallorca. Jacob Deppen. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Vancouver, British Columbia. 2017 ( tDAR id: 431746)


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min long: -11.074; min lat: 37.44 ; max long: 50.098; max lat: 70.845 ;

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Abstract Id(s): 15454