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Lago di Carezza

Mobility and Life histories in the Alps – Understanding prehistoric social strategies in mountain environment

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Welcome to the MOLA Project

Tall Mountain and LAke

About MOLA

The eastern Italian Alps are home to several hundred archaeological sites dating back to the Neolithic, the Chalcolithic, and the Bronze age. Prehistoric burials in this region represent a unique source of information about human mobility and life histories in the mountain environment. In this context, the EU-funded MOLA project integrates Alpine landscape archaeology with advanced bioarchaeology and spatial modelling to understand how social strategies influenced human mobility and life histories from the 5th to the 2nd millennium BC in a mountain environment. The project focuses on the eastern Italian Alps by coupling a combined analysis of prehistoric cremated and inhumed human remains with data from landscape archaeology of the uplands.

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