Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
Item metadata
Title: Contribution of landscape analysis to the characterisation of Palaeolithic sites: a case study from El Horno Cave (northern Spain)
Authors: Fano Martínez, Miguel Ángel
García Moreno, Alejandro
Chauvin Grandela, Adriana
Clemente Conte, Ignacio
Costamagno, Sandrine
Elorrieta Baigorri, Irantzu
Pascual, Nuria Esther
Tarriño Vinagre, Antonio
Keywords: Magdalenian;Northern Spain;Macro-spatial analysis;Lithics;Mammal fauna
Issue Date: Aug-2016
Publisher: Elsevier
Citation: Quaternary International, 2016, 412, Part A, 82-92
Abstract: he role played by the Magdalenian site of El Horno in the context of the Asón river basin (northern Spain) is considered in relation to its location and the physical characteristics of the surrounding area. This information has been integrated with data from the archaeological study. Special attention has been paid to the lithic tools and mammal remains recovered in the excavation as these played a particularly significant role at the site. The results suggest that the cave was occupied on a relatively stable basis although the situation changed in the course of the sequence. Level 1 reflects an occupation linked to the acquisition of meat and animal skins, worked mainly in a fresh state. The use of the site represented by Level 2 may have been more stable and complex, as this level displays greater functional diversity. Tasks involving hard animal material have been documented, as well as dry hide or leather processing. In addition, lithic reduction seems to have been more intense in Level 2.
ISSN: 1040-6182
DOI: 10.1016/j.quaint.2015.10.105
Type: Article
Appears in Collections:Geocronología y Geología

This item is licensed under a Creative Commons License Creative Commons