Le Mésolithique de l’Espagne atlantique côtière – une comparaison avec le bassin moyen de l’Èbre.

Translated title of the contribution: The Mesolithic of Atlantic Coastal Spain – a comparison with the Middle Ebro Basin

Geoffrey A. Clark, C. Michael Barton

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Abstract

This paper compares current evidence for Mesolithic adaptations along the north Spanish coast from Galicia in the west to the Basque Country in the east. Significant questions and issues pertinent to Mesolithic research are reviewed, followed by a brief discussion of advances in method and theory over the past 25 years. Cantabria, País Vasco, and Galicia are compared with each other and en bloc with evidence from the middle Ebro over the 12-6 ka BP interval considered to bracket the transition between foraging and domestication economies. Marked differences in the time-space grid, geology, and the resolution of the data hinder these comparisons. A radiocarbon database totaling 610 dates is compiled, cleaned, filtered and analyzed for each region individually using summed calibrated date probability distribution (SPD) curves as a proxy for population density fluctuations over time. Regional curves are then compared with each other and with a global model.

Translated title of the contributionThe Mesolithic of Atlantic Coastal Spain – a comparison with the Middle Ebro Basin
Original languageFrench
Pages (from-to)39-114
Number of pages76
JournalComptes Rendus - Palevol
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 2022

Keywords

  • Atlantic façade
  • Mesolithic
  • Mobility
  • Paleodemography
  • Spain
  • SPD analysis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Palaeontology

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