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Redefining the MIS 3 climatic scenario for Neanderthals in northeastern Iberia: A multi-method approach

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    Identifier: imarina:9324085
  • Authors:

    Fagoaga, A
    Fernández-García, M
    López-García, JM
    Chacín, MG
    Saladié, P
    Vallverdú, J
    Ruiz-Sánchez, FJ
    Blain, HA
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    Author, as appears in the article.: Fagoaga, A; Fernández-García, M; López-García, JM; Chacín, MG; Saladié, P; Vallverdú, J; Ruiz-Sánchez, FJ; Blain, HA
    Department: Història i Història de l'Art
    URV's Author/s: Chacón Navarro, María Gema / López García, Juan Manuel / Saladié Ballesté, Palmira / Vallverdú Poch, Josep
    Keywords: Uda-oda discrimination technique Spain Small-vertebrate assemblage Small-mammals Small -mammals Palaeoclimate Middle palaeolithic Mer Bm Abric romaní uda-oda discrimination technique spain southwestern europe rodent teeth past climate palaeoclimate mousterian occupation middle palaeolithic mer late pleistocene early holocene dansgaard-oeschger bm barcelona abric romani capellades abric romaní
    Abstract: One of the major challenges in scientific research is to understand past climate and the mechanisms of climate change. Small vertebrates, and especially rodents, are very sensitive to shifts in climate and habitat, and their variations over time in terms of taxa and abundance can be successfully used to reconstruct past environments. The vast array of approaches to palaeoclimatic reconstruction reflects the great effort that has gone into this line of investigation. Recently, the UDA-ODA discrimination technique has been postulated as a more reliable ecologically-based methodology compared to the classical MER method. To provide biogeographical information to be analysed by the UDA-ODA discrimination technique, the distributions of four species (Sorex minutus, Chionomys nivalis, Talpa europaea and Crocidura russula) documented in levels O, N, E and D of the Abric Romaní site were processed. The results reveal a statistical difference between the climatic values for the occupied distribution areas (ODA) and those for the uncertain distribution areas (UDA). This technique was then applied to small-mammal assemblages from the above-mentioned levels of Abric Romaní, to test whether the use of the ODAs of the species improves the precision of the climatic reconstruction compared to the atlas distributions of the species used in MER procedures. Our results suggest an improvement in the discrimination analysis over the previous MER reconstructions when wider distributions for an assemblage are obtained. The coldest values obtained for level O of Abric Romaní seem to reinforce the pollen interpretation of the level as coetaneous with a cold period. For the whole MIS 3 climatic scenario for Neanderthals, a colder and wetter climate is derived from the small-mammal analysis. However, as different methods and analyses have inherent limitations, a standardization of the methods applied to the different levels and sites should be carried out in order to provide comparable results.
    Thematic Areas: Interdisciplinar Historia y filosofía de la ciencia Historia Global and planetary change Geosciences, multidisciplinary Geosciences, interdisciplinary Geology Geography, physical Geociências Ecology, evolution, behavior and systematics Ciencias sociales Ciencias humanas Ciências biológicas i Ciências ambientais Ciências agrárias i Biotecnología Biodiversidade Archeology (arts and humanities) Archeology Archaeology
    licence for use: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/es/
    Author's mail: palmira.saladie@urv.cat mariagema.chacon@urv.cat josep.vallverdup@urv.cat juanmanuel.lopez@urv.cat
    Author identifier: 0000-0002-1730-8461 0000-0002-3177-3263
    Record's date: 2024-06-22
    Papper version: info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
    Link to the original source: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0277379123002342
    Licence document URL: http://repositori.urv.cat/ca/proteccio-de-dades/
    Papper original source: Quaternary Science Reviews. 313
    APA: Fagoaga, A; Fernández-García, M; López-García, JM; Chacín, MG; Saladié, P; Vallverdú, J; Ruiz-Sánchez, FJ; Blain, HA (2023). Redefining the MIS 3 climatic scenario for Neanderthals in northeastern Iberia: A multi-method approach. Quaternary Science Reviews, 313(), -. DOI: 10.1016/j.quascirev.2023.108186
    Article's DOI: 10.1016/j.quascirev.2023.108186
    Entity: Universitat Rovira i Virgili
    Journal publication year: 2023
    Publication Type: Journal Publications
  • Keywords:

    Archeology,Archeology (Arts and Humanities),Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics,Geography, Physical,Geology,Geosciences, Interdisciplinary,Geosciences, Multidisciplinary,Global and Planetary Change
    Uda-oda discrimination technique
    Spain
    Small-vertebrate assemblage
    Small-mammals
    Small -mammals
    Palaeoclimate
    Middle palaeolithic
    Mer
    Bm
    Abric romaní
    uda-oda discrimination technique
    spain
    southwestern europe
    rodent teeth
    past climate
    palaeoclimate
    mousterian occupation
    middle palaeolithic
    mer
    late pleistocene
    early holocene
    dansgaard-oeschger
    bm
    barcelona
    abric romani capellades
    abric romaní
    Interdisciplinar
    Historia y filosofía de la ciencia
    Historia
    Global and planetary change
    Geosciences, multidisciplinary
    Geosciences, interdisciplinary
    Geology
    Geography, physical
    Geociências
    Ecology, evolution, behavior and systematics
    Ciencias sociales
    Ciencias humanas
    Ciências biológicas i
    Ciências ambientais
    Ciências agrárias i
    Biotecnología
    Biodiversidade
    Archeology (arts and humanities)
    Archeology
    Archaeology
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