Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12136/276
|Title:||Dietary inferences through dental microwear and isotope analyses of the Lower Magdalenian individual from El Mirón Cave (Cantabria, Spain)|
Carretero Díaz, José Miguel
Richards, Michael P.
Quam, Rolf M.
|Keywords:||Hunter-gatherer diet;Hominin;Dental microwear;Upper Paleolithic;El Mirón Cave;Cantabrian Spain|
|Citation:||Journal of Archaeological Science, 2015, 60, 28-38|
|Abstract:||Dietary habits are inferred from dental microwear and isotope analyses of the Magdalenian human individual from the site of El Mirón, dated to 15,460 ± 40 BP. The pattern of dental microwear was established on the buccal surface of the lower fourth premolar and on the bottom of facet 9 on the occlusal surface of the lower third molar. The results obtained through analysis of different surfaces are consistent and indicate a mixed diet for this Lower Magdalenian individual, including meat, aquatic resources and vegetables. These results are in agreement with those obtained through isotope analysis. This implies a generalized exploitation of the environment as has been previously established in other Late Upper Palaeolithic specimens.|
|Appears in Collections:||Paleobiología|
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