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dc.contributor.authorRamos Muñoz, José
dc.contributor.authorCantillo-Duarte, Juan Jesús
dc.contributor.authorBernal Casasola, Darío
dc.contributor.authorBarrena-Tocino, Antonio
dc.contributor.authorDomínguez Bella, Salvador
dc.contributor.authorVijande Vila, Eduardo
dc.contributor.authorClemente-Conte, Ignacio
dc.contributor.authorGutiérrez-Zugasti, Igor
dc.contributor.otherHistoria, Geografía y Filosofíaen_US
dc.date.accessioned2019-06-24T12:26:20Z
dc.date.available2019-06-24T12:26:20Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifier.issn1040-6182
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10498/21415
dc.description.abstractThis article examines the role played by marine resources for hunter-gatherer groups of the Middle/ Upper Pleistocenein the geohistorical regionaround the Straitsof Gibraltar, onthe basisof newevidence collected at the rock shelter of Benzú (North Africa). The stratigraphic sequence at Benzú has been dated to between 254 and 70 ka. The excavations have revealed the exploitation of marine gastropods and bivalves, alongside fish. The most common taxon in the sequence is the genus Patella. The analysis of the molluscs and their spatial distribution shows that these animals were purposely collected by humans, probably as a food source. In order to contribute to the debate about the origins and scale of the exploitation of marine resources during the Middle and Upper Pleistocene, the evidence collected at Benzú is interpreted within the broader context of North Africa and southern Europe. The similarity of groups of Homo sapiens sapiens in North Africa and Homo sapiens neanderthalensis in southern Europe in terms of lifestyle and subsistence strategies is interpreted as reflecting equally similar social and economic practices, in spite of the diversity of anthropological perspectives on the relationship between humans and the environment currently in vogue.en_US
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dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 Internacional*
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/*
dc.sourceQuaternary International Nº 407 (2016) pp 6-15en_US
dc.subjectBenzúen_US
dc.subjectRegión históricaen_US
dc.subjectEstrecho de Gibraltaren_US
dc.subjectPleistocenoen_US
dc.subjectRecursos marinosen_US
dc.titleEarly use of marine resources by Middle/Upper Pleistocene human societies: The case of Benzú rockshelter (northern Africa)en_US
dc.typeinfo:eu-repo/semantics/articleen_US
dc.rights.accessRightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccessen_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.quaint.2015.12.092


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