Current evidence indicates that livestock and domesticated crops were first introduced in SW Europe during the 6th millennium BC. However key questions concerning animal husbandry remain unclear:

  • When did animal herding start?

  • What was the scale of herding and its role in the expansion and transformation of early farming?

  • How animal management impacted human-environment relationships and territorial organization of agro-pastoral communities?

The project GeoFodder seeks to shed some light on these questions by exploring early livestock diets and herding practices from the Neolithic through to the Bronze Age.



Sheep and goat herding in Northeast Iberia. Image courtesy of J. M. Vergès.

GeoFodder is a project funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme.

Marie Skłodowska Curie Actions (MSCA-IF). Grant Agreement No. 750831.