Vertebrate Paleobiology and Paleoanthropology

High Resolution Archaeology and Neanderthal Behavior

Time and Space in Level J of Abric Romaní (Capellades, Spain)

Editors: Carbonell i Roura, Eudald (Ed.)

  • Covering new views on Neanderthal behavior based on data recoveries in level J of the Spanish Abric Romani rockshelter
  • Addresses the spatial strategies of Neanderthals
  • First step towards a basis for comparison with the complexity and organization of modern humans arriving in Europe 40 ka ago?
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The aim of this book is to provide a new insight on Neanderthal behaviour using the data recovered in level J of Romaní rockshelter (north-eastern Spain). Due to the sedimentary dynamics that formed the Romaní deposit, the occupation layers are characterized by a high temporal resolution, which makes it easier to interprete the archaeological data in behavioural terms. In addition, the different analytical domains (geoarchaeology, lithic technology, zooarchaeology, taphonomy, anthracology, palaeontology) are addressed from a spatial perspective that is basic to understand human behaviour, but also to evaluate the behavioural inferences in the framework of the archaeological formation processes.​

About the authors

Eudald Carbonell was born in Ribes de Freser (Girona, Spain) on 1953. He studied at the University School of Girona, the Autonomous University of Barcelona and the University of Paris. In 1986 he earned a Doctorate degree in Quaternary Geology from the University of Pierre and Marie Curie, Paris VI (1986), and in 1988 he earned a Doctorate in Geography and History from the University of Barcelona. In 1988 he began working at the University Rovira i Virgili of Tarragona as an Adjunct Associate Professor and in 1991 he became a Permanent Professor. Since 1999, he has been Head of the Prehistory Department at Rovira and Virgili University and he is currently Head Researcher for the Quaternary Human Autoecology Group at this same university and Director of the Catalan Institute of Human Paleoecology and Social Evolution (IPHES). He has participated in research and field work in Spain, France, Italy, Slovenia, Croatia, Georgia, Tajikistan, Algeria, Morocco, Tanzania, Kenya, Ethiopia, the United States, Mexico, Chile, Cuba, China and Australia among others. His most outstanding scientific milestones are his studies on the ancient settlements of the Iberian Peninsula. These lines of work led him to develop a multidisciplinary research program in the Sierra de Atapuerca (Burgos). Since 1991, Eudald Carbonell has been one of the co-directors alongside Dr. Juan Luis Arsuaga (Complutense University of Madrid) and José María Bermúdez de Castro (National Research Centre on Human Evolution). In 1983, he started the excavations at Abric Romaní (Capellades, Barcelona), the Neanderthal site that is the main subject of this book.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Introduction: Neanderthal Behavior and Temporal Resolution of Archeological Assemblages

    Vaquero, Manuel

    Pages 1-16

  • The Abric Romaní Site and the Capellades Region

    Vallverdú-Poch, Josep (et al.)

    Pages 19-46

  • Spatial Patterns in Level J

    Sañudo, Pablo (et al.)

    Pages 47-76

  • Microstratigraphic Analysis of Level J Deposits: A Dual Paleoenvironmental-Paleoethnographic Contribution to Paleolithic Archeology at the Abric Romaní

    Vallverdú-Poch, Josep (et al.)

    Pages 77-133

  • Neanderthal Landscapes and Their Home Environment: Flora and Fauna Records from Level J

    Allué, Ethel (et al.)

    Pages 135-157

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
High Resolution Archaeology and Neanderthal Behavior
Book Subtitle
Time and Space in Level J of Abric Romaní (Capellades, Spain)
Editors
  • Eudald Carbonell i Roura
Series Title
Vertebrate Paleobiology and Paleoanthropology
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-3922-2
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-3922-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-3921-5
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-9633-1
Series ISSN
1877-9077
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 865
Number of Illustrations and Tables
267 b/w illustrations
Topics