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dc.contributor.authorYravedra Saínz de los Terreros, José-
dc.contributor.authorRubio Jara, Susana-
dc.contributor.authorPanera Gallego, Joaquín-
dc.contributor.authorMartos Romero, Juan Antonio-
dc.identifier.citationQuaternary International, 2017 (0)es_ES
dc.descriptionAvailable online 8 December 2017 In Press, Corrected Proofes_ES
dc.description.abstractSince the middle of the 19th Century, when the first elephant remains were excavated near Madrid (Spain), continuous discoveries of proboscideans have taken place on the riverbanks of the middle and lower courses of the Manzanares and Jarama rivers. The pioneering research carried out by Aguilera y Gamboa in Torralba and Ambrona (Soria, Spain) in the early 20th Century was followed decades later by Howell and others. These various studies have ensured that the Iberian Peninsula is central to the debate over the human exploitation of proboscideans during the Lower and Middle Palaeolithic in Europe. An updated revision of the relationship between hominins and proboscideans in the interior of the Iberian Peninsula, specifically in the area located along the valleys of the Manzanares and Jarama rivers, has been carried out by the authors and is presented in this paper. European sites which show evidence of proboscidean exploitation are substantially greater in number during the Lower Palaeolithic than during the Middle Palaeolithic. In the Manzanares and Jarama valleys, a substantial number of sites with Acheulean lithic industry associated with elephant remains have been recorded, although plenty of evidence dating to the Middle Palaeolithic has also been found. This implies that Mousterian groups made use of these animal resources in a similar way to the Acheulean groups, and that there were no substantial changes to their subsistence strategies in relation to these mammals. Therefore, the exploitation of mega-mammals for food was a recurrent phenomenon during the Acheulean and Middle Palaeolithic in the interior of the Iberian Peninsula.es_ES
dc.description.sponsorshipWe would like to express our gratitude to Carmen Cacho for allowing us to review the faunal remains stored in the Museo Arqueológico Nacional; to Mercedes Gamazo for allowing us to access the study of proboscidean remains and the lithic industry of Arenero de Rojas, at the Museo de San Isidro in Madrid; to Isabel Baquedano for offering us the chance to study the faunal remains from Tafesa, and to Iván Manzano and Helena Romero for allowing us to study those from EDAR Culebro 1. Finally, thanks to Marta Muñiz and Ciara Travers for editing this paper.es_ES
dc.rightsAtribución-NoComercial-SinDerivadas 3.0 Estados Unidos de América-
dc.subjectLower Paleolithices_ES
dc.subjectMiddle Paleolithices_ES
dc.subjectIberian Peninsulaes_ES
dc.subjectManzanares and Jarama valleyses_ES
dc.titleHominins and Proboscideans in the Lower and Middle Palaeolithic in the Central Iberian Peninsulaes_ES
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