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The Incidence of Potential Insolation on Settlement Dynamics and Site Location Preferences: A Case Study From the Cantabrian Late Palaeolithic

Abstract: This paper proposes a specific methodology for calculating the potential insolation received by a set of Late Palaeolithic (Upper Magdalenian and Azilian) sites in western Cantabria (northern Iberia). The goal of this study is to test whether insolation is linked to the mobility strategies of foraging communities, and if insolation is a conditioning factor when choosing settlement areas or the season in which they are occupied. The potential insolation at the sites is then compared to the available archaeological evidence in order to test if a correspondence exists between the sites' season of occupation and the insolation they each receive during the year.

 Autoría: García-Moreno A.,

 Fuente: Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports, 3 (2015), 90-99

 Editorial: Elsevier

 Año de publicación: 2015

 Nº de páginas: 10

 Tipo de publicación: Artículo de Revista

 DOI: 10.1016/j.jasrep.2015.05.020

 ISSN: 2352-409X,2352-4103

 Proyecto español: HUM2006-13729

 Url de la publicación: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jasrep.2015.05.020