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Palaeoenvironmental and chronological context of human occupations at El Cierro Cave (Northern Spain) during the transition from the late Upper Pleistocene to the early Holocene


Abstract: El Cierro Cave possesses one of the few sequences in SW Europe in which archaeological levels cover the transition from the late Pleistocene to the early Holocene. Information contributed by the palynological and anthracological studies indicates that this transition was marked by a steady expansion of broadleaf woodland and a reduction in herbaceous-shrub communities. Archaeofaunal studies reveal continuity in subsistence strategies throughout the sequence. This was based on specialisation in hunting red deer, fishing, and gathering molluscs, crustaceans and echinoderm species on rocky shores. The difference between the Azilian and Mesolithic occupations lies in the replacement of some marine invertebrate species and the decrease in limpet sizes. The abiotic evidence is characterised by a lithic assemblage with allochthonous flint types, which has been interpreted as continuity of the raw material procurement strategies inherited from the Magdalenian.



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 Fuente: Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports, 29 (2020), 102138

Editorial: Elsevier

 Fecha de publicación: 01/02/2020

Nº de páginas: 16

Tipo de publicación: Artículo de Revista

DOI: 10.1016/j.jasrep.2019.102138

ISSN: 2352-409X,2352-4103

Proyecto español: HAR2014-51830-P; HAR2014-53536-P; HAR2017-82557-P; HAR2017- 82483-C3-1-P

Url de la publicación: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jasrep.2019.102138

Autores/as

ÁLVAREZ FERNÁNDEZ, ESTEBAN
BÉCARES PÉREZ, JULIÁN
JORDÁ PARDO, JUAN F.
AGIRRE URIBESALGO, AMAIA
ÁLVAREZ ALONSO, DAVID
APARICIO, MARÍA TERESA
BARRERA MELLADO, INMACULADA
CARRAL, PILAR
CARRIOL, RENÉ PIERRE
CUBAS MORERA, MIRIAM
DOUKA, KATERINA
ELORZA, MIKELO
FERNÁNDEZ GÓMEZ, MARÍA JOSÉ
GABRIEL, SONIA
GARCÍA IBAIBARRIAGA, NAROA
IRIARTE CHIAPUSSO, MARÍA JOSÉ
LLAVE, CARLOS
MAESTRO, ADOLFO
MARTÍN JARQUE, SERGIO
PORTERO, RODRIGO
SUÁREZ BILBAO, AITZIBER
TARRIÑO, ANDONI
LUIS CESAR TEIRA MAYOLINI
UZQUIANO OLLERO, PALOMA