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A symbolic Neanderthal accumulation of large herbivore crania

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    Identifier: imarina:9291521
  • Authors:

    Baquedano E
    Arsuaga JL
    Pérez-González A
    Laplana C
    Márquez B
    Huguet R
    Gómez-Soler S
    Villaescusa L
    Galindo-Pellicena MÁ
    Rodríguez L
    García-González R
    Ortega MC
    Martín-Perea DM
    Ortega AI
    Hernández-Vivanco L
    Ruiz-Liso G
    Gómez-Hernanz J
    Alonso-Martín JI
    Abrunhosa A
    Moclán A
    Casado AI
    Vegara-Riquelme M
    Álvarez-Fernández A
    Domínguez-García ÁC
    Álvarez-Lao DJ
    García N
    Sevilla P
    Blain HA
    Ruiz-Zapata B
    Gil-García MJ
    Álvarez-Vena A
    Sanz T
    Quam R
    Higham T
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    Author, as appears in the article.: Baquedano E; Arsuaga JL; Pérez-González A; Laplana C; Márquez B; Huguet R; Gómez-Soler S; Villaescusa L; Galindo-Pellicena MÁ; Rodríguez L; García-González R; Ortega MC; Martín-Perea DM; Ortega AI; Hernández-Vivanco L; Ruiz-Liso G; Gómez-Hernanz J; Alonso-Martín JI; Abrunhosa A; Moclán A; Casado AI; Vegara-Riquelme M; Álvarez-Fernández A; Domínguez-García ÁC; Álvarez-Lao DJ; García N; Sevilla P; Blain HA; Ruiz-Zapata B; Gil-García MJ; Álvarez-Vena A; Sanz T; Quam R; Higham T
    Department: Història i Història de l'Art
    URV's Author/s: Huguet Pàmies, Rosa
    Keywords: Multiple carnivore taxa transport tooth marks site pleistocene iberian peninsula hammerstone percussion bone bison-priscus bojanus assemblage
    Abstract: This work examines the possible behaviour of Neanderthal groups at the Cueva Des-Cubierta (central Spain) via the analysis of the latter’s archaeological assemblage. Alongside evidence of Mousterian lithic industry, Level 3 of the cave infill was found to contain an assemblage of mammalian bone remains dominated by the crania of large ungulates, some associated with small hearths. The scarcity of post-cranial elements, teeth, mandibles and maxillae, along with evidence of anthropogenic modification of the crania (cut and percussion marks), indicates that the carcasses of the corresponding animals were initially processed outside the cave, and the crania were later brought inside. A second round of processing then took place, possibly related to the removal of the brain. The continued presence of crania throughout Level 3 indicates that this behaviour was recurrent during this level’s formation. This behaviour seems to have no subsistence-related purpose but to be more symbolic in its intent.
    Thematic Areas: Social psychology Psychology, experimental Neurosciences Multidisciplinary sciences Experimental and cognitive psychology Ciencias sociales Behavioral neuroscience
    licence for use: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/es/
    Author's mail: rosa.huguet@urv.cat
    Author identifier: 0000-0002-1750-6249
    Record's date: 2024-07-20
    Papper version: info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
    Link to the original source: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41562-022-01503-7
    Licence document URL: http://repositori.urv.cat/ca/proteccio-de-dades/
    Papper original source: Nature Human Behaviour. 7 (3): 342-+
    APA: Baquedano E; Arsuaga JL; Pérez-González A; Laplana C; Márquez B; Huguet R; Gómez-Soler S; Villaescusa L; Galindo-Pellicena MÁ; Rodríguez L; García-Gon (2023). A symbolic Neanderthal accumulation of large herbivore crania. Nature Human Behaviour, 7(3), 342-+. DOI: 10.1038/s41562-022-01503-7
    Article's DOI: 10.1038/s41562-022-01503-7
    Entity: Universitat Rovira i Virgili
    Journal publication year: 2023
    Publication Type: Journal Publications
  • Keywords:

    Behavioral Neuroscience,Experimental and Cognitive Psychology,Multidisciplinary Sciences,Neurosciences,Psychology, Experimental,Social Psychology
    Multiple carnivore taxa
    transport
    tooth marks
    site
    pleistocene
    iberian peninsula
    hammerstone percussion
    bone
    bison-priscus bojanus
    assemblage
    Social psychology
    Psychology, experimental
    Neurosciences
    Multidisciplinary sciences
    Experimental and cognitive psychology
    Ciencias sociales
    Behavioral neuroscience
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