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dc.contributor.authorSaladié Ballesté, Palmira-
dc.contributor.authorHuguet Pàmies, Rosa-
dc.contributor.authorRodríguez-Hidalgo, Antonio-
dc.contributor.authorCáceres, Isabel-
dc.contributor.authorEsteban-Nadal, Montserrat-
dc.contributor.authorArsuaga, Juan Luis-
dc.contributor.authorBermúdez de Castro, José María-
dc.contributor.authorCarbonell, Eudald-
dc.identifier.citationJournal of Human Evolution, 2012, 63 (5), 682-695es_ES
dc.description.abstractIn this paper, we compare cannibalism in chimpanzees, modern humans, and in archaeological cases with cannibalism inferred from evidence from the Early Pleistocene assemblage of level TD6 of Gran Dolina (Sierra de Atapuerca, Spain). The cannibalism documented in level TD6 mainly involves the consumption of infants and other immature individuals. The human induced modifications on Homo antecessor and deer remains suggest that butchering processes were similar for both taxa, and the remains were discarded on the living floor in the same way. This finding implies that a group of hominins that used the Gran Dolina cave periodically hunted and consumed individuals from another group. However, the age distribution of the cannibalized hominins in the TD6 assemblage is not consistent with that from other cases of exo-cannibalism by human/hominin groups. Instead, it is similar to the age profiles seen in cannibalism associated with intergroup aggression in chimpanzees. For this reason, we use an analogy with chimpanzees to propose that the TD6 hominins mounted low-risk attacks on members of other groups to defend access to resources within their own territories and to try and expand their territories at the expense of neighboring groups.es_ES
dc.description.sponsorshipThis research was supported by Ministerio de Educación y Ciencia Spanish Government Grants CGL2009- 12703-C03-01, CGL2009-12703-C03-02, CGL2009-12703-C03-03, and CGL2009-7896, and by Generalitat de Catalunya Grant 2009 SGR 188. Funding for the fieldwork came from Consejería de Cultura y Turismo, Junta de Castilla y León and the Atapuerca Foundation. Palmira Saladié received a grant from the Duques de Soria Foundation-Atapuerca Foundation, and Rosa Huguet and Montse Esteban-Nadal received a grant from the Atapuerca Foundation. A. Rodríguez-Hidalgo is beneficiary of a predoctoral research fellowship (FPI) from the Ministry of Science and Innovation of the Spanish Government (CGL2009-12703-C03-02).es_ES
dc.rightsAtribución-NoComercial-SinDerivadas 3.0 Estados Unidos de América*
dc.subjectHomo antecessores_ES
dc.subjectNutritional cannibalismes_ES
dc.titleIntergroup cannibalism in the European Early Pleistocene: the range expansion and imbalance of power hypotheseses_ES
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