Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12136/539
|Title:||Hundidero: MIS 4 open air neanderthal occupations in Sierra de Atapuerca|
|Authors:||Navazo Ruiz, Marta|
Alonso Alcalde, Rodrigo
Díez Fernández-Lomana, Juan Carlos
|Keywords:||Middle Paleolithic;Lithic technology;MIS 4;Open air sites;Human occupations;Sierra de Atapuerca|
|Citation:||Archaeology, Ethnology and Anthropology of Eurasia, 2011, 39 (4), 29-41|
|Abstract:||Many caves in Sierra de Atapuerca contain archaeological and anthropological remains from the Early Pleistocene until the Holocene. The fi rst half of the Late Pleistocene (MIS 4 and 3) has only been detected in open air deposits discovered on the basis of total cover surface surveys. Excavation at one of them, Hundidero, began in 2004. The Middle Paleolithic tool record spans the period between 70 ka and 56 ka. The technological and typological features of Hundidero, along with records from 30 other contemporary open air sites at Atapuerca, suggest repeated visits by Neanderthals who shared the same cultural tradition, characterized by expedient tool production, a diversity of exploitation techniques, a microlithic tendency, a search for dorsal faces, and the reuse of previous tools. These characteristics do not seem to depend on the conditions of the raw materials, the climate or the group's activities.|
|Appears in Collections:||Arqueología|
Geocronología y Geología
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