The Argaric society is one of the most representative archaeological entities of the early Bronze Age. This social and economic development occurred in the south-east of the Iberian Peninsula between circa 2200 and 1555 cal BC. It was more or less coeval with the “classical” archaeological groups of the early Bronze Age in Europe such as Wessex, Armorican Tumuli, Polada and Unetice.
The Argaric society was distinguished from the preceding period, the Chalcolithic, by its technological development, economic relations, urban layout, territorial organization and funerary rituals.
La orientación de la producción hacia la obtención de excedentes centralizados en un contexto de marcada explotación social supuso el nacimiento de uno de los primeros Estados de Europa occidental.
The Argaric culture was distinguished from the preceding period, the Chalcolithic, by its technological development, economic relations, urban layout, territorial organization or funerary rituals.
The argaric society features, which are explained on this web portal, are result of the research undertaken by the team coordinated by Vicente Lull, Rafael Micó, Cristina Rihuete and Roberto Risch (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona).