Aitor Sánchez

Aitor Sánchez
Universidad del País Vasco / Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea | UPV/EHU · Departamento de Geografía, Prehistoria y Arqueología

PhD student in Prehistory

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We present a trampling experiment aimed at evaluating the overall morphological modifications on stone artifacts discarded forming big piles of lithic materials like the ones in intensive quarrying contexts. In this experiment, in contrast with most of the many trampling experiments developed so far, we laid orthoquartzite and silicified limestone...
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This paper is divided into three sections. The first section describes the historiographic evolution of the study of prehistoric lithic raw materials in the Basque Crossroads (in the north of the Iberian Peninsula) during the last three decades. The second section explains the currently available information about geological outcrops of flint in th...
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The Neolithic quarry of Pozarrate is located in the Sierra the Araico (Grandival, Treviño) in the South Pyrenean Syncline of the Basque-Cantabrian Basin (North of Spain). The geological formation (Palustrine-Lacustrine carbonates) offers an exceptional quality nodular flint that was available for human groups knapping works since Prehistory. On th...
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Digital technologies have numerous applications in archaeology ranging from the documentation of the archaeological evidence and the analysis of research data to the presentation of results for a wider audience. This volume consists of various studies on the use of methods such as LiDAR (light detection and ranging), archaeological prospection, vis...
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Stepping stones. Trampling experiment to asses quarry lithic assemblages
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This paper presents a new Lower Palaeolithic lithic assemblage recovered from the Urrúnaga reservoir (Álava, Basque Country, Spain). The collection consists of 70 artefacts, which have been analysed according to the petrological, modal-morphological (retouching structures), technological and metrical structures following the Analytical Typology app...
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Despite the progress made in recent years, we knew few aspects of the macro- behavior of the Paleolithic societies. Even lower is our information on decisions and conditions that led these groups to settle and/or move along the geography. Fortunately, the recent increment of the interest in paleogeographic analysis, the development of new theoretic...
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MINING AND QUARRYING. GEOLOGICAL CHARACTERISATION, KNAPPING PROCESSES AND DISTRIBUTION NETWORKS DURING PRE- AND PROTOHISTORIC TIMES. 7th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF THE UISPP COMMISSION ON FLINT MINING IN PRE- AND PROTOHISTORIC TIMES MONS AND SPIENNES 2016
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El complejo minero prehistórico de sílex aflora al Sur de la Cuenca Vasco-Cantábrica, concretamente en terrenos del Terciario continental lacustre-palustre del Mioceno (Aquitaniense) del Sinclinal Surpirenaico de Miranda-Treviño. Aquí se localiza una unidad paisajística que denominamos Sierra de Araico - Montes de Cucho, situada entre los municipio...
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Trabajos de limpieza, acondicionamiento y recuperación de materiales arqueológicos de la zona excavada por J. Fernández Eraso, afectada por una posterior intervención no controlada, en el yacimiento arqueológico de Los Husos I (Laguardia, Álava).
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Studies on lithic resource management –mainly flint– by prehistoric groups south of the western Pyrenees have significantly increased during the past decades. These studies usually focus on identifying outcrops and characterising the different varieties found at archaeological sites. However, the understanding of mobility and territorial management...
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Location of another three rock caves in the Urizaharra headland area known as «Bajo Las Peñas» (Peñaerrada-Urizaharra, Alava) likely to contain archaeological remains.
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English:The prehistoric Treviño flint mine complex is located in the Sierra de Araico-Cucho (Berantevilla, Alava - Condado de Treviño, Burgos), inside the lacustrine-palustrine Cenozoic (Aquitanian, Miocene) materials of the South-Pyrenean syncline of the Basque-Cantabrian Basin. It is a landscape unit constituted by a set of carbonated layers with...
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The general aim of the sondage carried out in Balanciego was to assess the archaeological interest and level of preservation of te site.
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Workshop Cuaternario (Bizkaia Aretoa, Bilbao)
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El hábitat al aire libre en el Occidente Alavés. El caso de Zabalain en el embalse de Urrúnaga (Álava) The open air habitat in west Álava. The Zabalain case in the Urrúnaga reservoir (Álava) RESUMEN El conjunto lítico de Zabalain contiene materiales que abarcan desde etapas Paleolíticas hasta momentos de la Prehistoria Reciente. El es-tudio aborda...
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The paper focus on the analysis of the products generated in the manufacture of a handaxe through the foundations of the Analytic Typology. There were several objectives. The first one was related to the methodological practice, in which the own analytic dynamics in the study of this kind of remains is tested. The second one focus on the search of...
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Entre los distintos tópicos existentes en el ideario colectivo se encuentra el del "hombre de las cavernas", el cual presupone que la cueva fue el lugar de habitación exclusivo de los grupos de cazadores recolectores del paleolítico. Este artículo está enfocado para rastrear el origen y consolidación de este mito para, en último término, y mediante...

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Identificar las ocupaciones de las comunidades cazadoras - recolectoras del Paleolítico Superior y Epipaleolítico en la Sierra de Cantabria. Además Profundizar en el proceso de neolitización y la gestión de los recursos naturales que las comunidades productoras realizaron en la sierra durante el Neolítico, Calcolítico y edad del Bronce.
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EL COMPLEJO MINERO PREHISTÓRICO DE SÍLEX DE ARAICO-CUCHO (CUENCA VASCO-CANTÁBRICA). LOS SÍLEX, SUS LABORES EXTRACTIVAS Y SU DIFUSIÓN EN EL PLEISTOCENO SUPERIOR Y HOLOCENO