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dc.contributor.authorRufà Bonache, Anna-
dc.contributor.authorBlasco, Ruth-
dc.contributor.authorRoger, Thierry-
dc.contributor.authorMoncel, Marie-Hélène-
dc.identifier.citationQuaternary International, 2016, 421, 46-61es_ES
dc.description.abstractThe acquisition of quick-flying small prey has been a widely discussed topic over the last decades, especially since the emergence of archaeological bird collections more ancient than expected, with evidence of anthropogenic processing. Residue analyses carried out on stone tools at the Payre site in France (MIS 8–5) suggest human activity on birds; however, no direct analyses have been carried out on avian specimens from the site. Similarly, no detailed data from numerous bird bones have been obtained from a nearby site, Abri des Pêcheurs (MIS 5–3), which could also provide important information about subsistence strategies in the region. Bird bones from both sites were analyzed here within the framework of the taphonomic methodology and identified a wide variety of avian specimens, suggesting nocturnal raptors and small mammal carnivores as main accumulator agents. Despite the anthropogenic activity at Payre proposed from lithic residue and use-wear analyses, bird bones do not reveal any hominid intervention. Our attempt here is to explain this apparent contradiction and discuss possible hypotheses regarding the presence of avian specimens at both archaeological sites.es_ES
dc.description.sponsorshipThis work was carried out in the framework of the session entitled “Human-birds interactions during the Prehistory” from the XVII UISPP World Congress (Burgos, 1–7 September 2014).This research was supported by funding of the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness, project ref. HAR2013-48784-C3-1-P and CGL-BOS-2012-34717, and of the Generalitat de Catalunya-AGAUR, project ref. 2014 SGR 900. Anna Rufà has a predoctoral research fellow FPU by the Spanish Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports. Ruth Blasco is a Beatriu de Pinós-A postdoctoral scholarship recipient from Generalitat de Catalunya, co-funded by the European Union through Marie CurieActions, FP7. The fieldwork at Payre and Abri des Pêcheurs was financially supported by research programs of the French Ministry of Culture and the “Service regional de l’Archéologie” of the Rhône-Alpes region.es_ES
dc.rightsAtribución-NoComercial-SinDerivadas 3.0 Estados Unidos de América*
dc.subjectAvian specimenses_ES
dc.subjectMammalian carnivoreses_ES
dc.subjectAbri des Pêcheurses_ES
dc.subjectMiddle Pleistocenees_ES
dc.titleWhat is the taphonomic agent responsible for the avian accumulation? An approach from the Middle and early Late Pleistocene assemblages from Payre and Abri des Pêcheurs (Ardèche, France)es_ES
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