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Title: Beginnings, settlement and consolidation of the production economy in the Basque region
Authors: Fernández Eraso, Javier
Múgica Alustiza, José Antonio
Zapata, Lydia
Iriarte Chiapusso, María José
Polo-Díaz, Ana
Castaños Ugarte, Pedro María
Tarriño Vinagre, Antonio
Cardoso, Sergio
Sesma Sesma, Jesús
García-Gazólaz, Jesús
Keywords: Neolithic;Basque region;Agriculture;Husbandry;Palaeoenvironment;14C dating
Issue Date: Apr-2015
Publisher: Elsevier
Citation: Quaternary International, 2015, 364, 162-171
Abstract: The introduction of the Neolithic cultural and economic practices in the Basque region has been traditionally understood as a late process, in parallel to the achievement of the production of the first metals in neighbouring areas where the production economy has been considered to arrive much earlier. This paper presents an updated view of the beginnings and consolidation of the Neolithic practices in the Basque area and the current state of knowledge based on data from recent excavations and advances in 14C dating and micro/macro-plant remains, fauna, lithic raw materials, artefact and micromorphological analysis. The results challenge traditional interpretations and provide a timeframe and cultural and palaeoenvironmental characterisation of the Early, Middle and Late Neolithic periods in the region through data currently available from rockshelter, cave and open-air site deposits.
ISSN: 1040-6182
DOI: 10.1016/j.quaint.2014.09.070
Type: Article
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