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Title: Performing Palaeolithic daily activities: an experimental project on Bioenergy
Authors: Prado-Nóvoa, Olalla
Mateos Cachorro, Ana
Vidal-Cordasco, Marco
Terradillos Bernal, Marcos
Rodríguez, Jesús
Keywords: Bioenergy;Indirect calorimetry;Experimentation;Raw material catchment
Issue Date: 2017
Publisher: Servicio de Publicaciones de la Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
Citation: Playing with the time. Experimental archeology and the study of the past, 2017, 183-187
Abstract: Current knowledge of the exploitation of environmental resources by prehistoric hominins is based on archaeological analyses of the natural anthropized resources and the lithic, fauna and flora remains recovered from archaeological sites and their proximities. In this paper we present a new methodology to study the daily activities of ancient hominins from a new perspective: bioenergy. In order to carry out this experimental approach, anthropometry, body composition and indirect calorimetry protocols were designed and applied to a sample of 21 in vivo subjects (12 males and 9 females) at the Bioenergy Laboratory of CENIEH and at the Sierra de Atapuerca sites (Burgos, Spain). The experiment improved our skills with this methodology and the results evidence the numerous possibilities of this approach to address the study of ancient human biology.
ISBN: 978-84-8344-594-5
Type: Book chapter
Appears in Collections:Paleobiología
Bioenergía y Análisis del Movimiento

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