About MonBones Research Project
Sites under study
Location of the archaeological sites
Our project will analyse in-depth osteological remains, exploring and comparing the diverse four monastic contexts. In addition to classic archaeozoological and anthropological analyses, in both human and animal bones, taphonomic, paleopathological, geochemical, morphometric and geometric morphometrics analyses will be applied.
From the data obtained different questions will be addressed:
Furthermore, a fifth not religious site from the same chronologies and geographic area will be studied in the same terms. This will allow us to compare diet and health in secular and religious population.
Finally, documental data, such as expenses books, recipes or books of monastery rules; will also be scrutinized and used to complement and compere the results from osteological material.
Thanks to the data generated from the in-depth study of animal and human remains together with historical sources, this project will contribute to the understanding of life in monastic houses from Barcelona from 14th to 19th centuries.