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Title: Inside the palimpsest: identifying short occupations in the 497D level of Cova Gran (Iberia)
Authors: Mora Torcal, Rafael
Roy Sunyer, Miquel
Martínez Moreno, Jorge
Benito-Calvo, Alfonso
Samper Carro, Sofía
Keywords: Palimpsest;Short-term events;497D;Intrasite spatial analysis;Vertical/horizontal resolution;Early Upper Palaeolithic;Cova Gran;Iberia
Issue Date: 2020
Publisher: Springer Nature
Citation: Short-Term occupations in Paleolithic archaeology. Interdisciplinary contributions to archaeology, 2020, 36-69
Series/Report no.: Interdisciplinary Contributions to Archaeology;
Abstract: The identification of short-term occupations is a key topic in the discussion of prehistoric hunter-gatherers settlement patterns. These short-stays can conceal a rich behavioural and organizational record. However, the effect of site formation processes hampers the individualization of spatio/temporal clusters in the archaeological record. Level 497D of Cova Gran (Southeastern Prepyrenees, Iberian peninsula) illustrates these problems, which are embedded in the visualization of short-term events. The application of contextual analyses and spatio-statistical tests allows to identify cycles of occupation/abandonment/reuse, denoting internal and temporal diachrony. This scenario implies that 497D level was the result of a series of undefined and successive short-term occupations.
ISBN: 978-3-030-27402-3
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-27403-0_3
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Type: Book chapter
Appears in Collections:Geocronología y Geología

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