Amelia Rodríguez

Amelia Rodríguez
Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria | ULPGC · Departamento de Ciencias Históricas

PhD

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Introduction
Amelia Rodríguez currently works at the Departamento de Ciencias Históricas, Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. Amelia does research in Cultural History and Archaeology. Their current project is 'Las relaciones sociales de producción en la isla de Gran Canaria en época preeuropea y colonial.'
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November 1994 - present
Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
Position
  • catedrática
Description
  • My research topics are the study of lithic industries (technology and use-wear analysis), the process of neolithisation in Western Mediterranean (Spain and Morocco) and in the Near East (Syria and Lebanon), and the prehispanic period of the Canary Island.

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Publications (147)
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El radiocarbono puede presentar problemas relacionados con la naturaleza de la muestra fechada, los propios del método y la fiabilidad estratigráfica del contexto fechado. Por ello, el principal objetivo de este trabajo consiste en efectuar una exploración sistemática de cada uno de ellos. Para ello ha sido realizada una revisión crítica de las fec...
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The Canary Islands are one of the richest geographical regions presenting desiccated wooden artefacts. These artefacts, preserved at several islands of the archipelago, were manufactured by North African agropastoral populations that settled the archipelago around the Era. These first settlers had to adapt to the local raw material availability, wh...
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Radiocarbon dating can give rise to problems associated with the nature of the dated sample, with the method used itself and with the stratigraphic reliability of the dated site. Consequently, the principal objective of this paper is to carry out a systematic exploration of each of these aspects. To this end, a critical review was conducted of the...
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Este trabajo presenta los resultados del estudio pluridisciplinar de un asentamiento temporal preeuropeo situado en la Reserva Natural Especial de las Dunas de Maspalomas (Gran Canaria). Carece de estructuras estables de habitación, pero conserva de manera excepcional una estructura de combustión sobre la arena dunar. El sitio se ocupó en el cambio...
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Recovery and analyses of perishable non-charred archaeological wood is extremely rare. Traceological analyses in general are still scarce and mainly focused on waterlogged remains. Ancient desiccated wood from the Canary Islands offers an exceptional opportunity to identify the processes and techniques of the indigenous populations prior to the arr...
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Storage is crucial to the sequence of food management. It is nonetheless at times difficult to recognize in the archaeological record due to problems of preservation of ancient food remains. Archaeoentomology in this sense can be of great value as it sheds light on past storage techniques. This study presents the findings of the archaeoentomologica...
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This article outlines the results of the archaeobotanical analysis of desiccated woods and wood charcoal fragments from La Fortaleza granary (Santa Lucía de Tirajana, Gran Canaria). These results constitute the first xylological and anthracological data from such storage spaces, suggesting wood-gathering activities local to the granary. The most ab...
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This contribution aims at understanding the storage techniques used in the past by means of studying the entomological and plant remains present in the pre-hispanic granary of Risco Pintado, dated between the IX and XV centuries cal AD. This type of granary groups together a large number of silos excavated in the volcanic tuff, situated on steep es...
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Aunque los denominados como dientes de hoz son bien conocidos en todos sus aspectos morfológicos, tecnológicos y funcionales, se consideró necesario el desarrollo de un nuevo programa de arqueología experimental con el objetivo de validar algunas de las hipótesis hasta ahora planteadas en la bibliografía específica y profundizar en el estudio de la...
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The Canary Islands’ indigenous people have been the subject of substantial archaeological, anthropological, linguistic and genetic research pointing to a most probable North African Berber source. However, neither agreement about the exact point of origin nor a model for the indigenous colonization of the islands has been established. To shed light...
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Summary of mtDNA results for all ancient NGS samples analyzed in this study. (XLSX)
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Combined calibrated radiocarbon per archaeological site (A) and per mtDNA lineage (B). (PDF)
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Phylogenetic tree of complete sequences of a sample (n = 18) from the modern population of the Canary Islands. The most probable geographic origin of the sequences is indicated using a color code. (PDF)
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Phylogenetic tree of complete haplogroup J1c3 sequences. GenBank accessions and geographic origin are indicated for each complete sequence taken from the bibliography. Color codes are as in Figure S5. (PDF)
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Radicarbon dates used in this study. (XLSX)
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Available mtDNA genomes for the modern population of the Canary Islands. (XLSX)
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Phylogenetic tree containing of all available mitogenomes from the ancient and modern populations of Canary Islands. The island of origin and time period (ancient vs. modern) are indicated using a color code. (PDF)
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Phylogenetic tree of complete haplogroup H1cf sequences. GenBank accessions and geographic origin are indicated for each complete sequence taken from the bibliography. The origin of the samples is indicated using a color code: the indigenous people of the Canary Islands (yellow); modern Canarians (orange); North Africans (green); Europeans (light b...
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Coalescence ages for mtDNA haplogroups observed in the indigenous population of the Canary Islands. All the coalescence ages have been calculated in this study, except for H2a, H3 and T2b, whose ages have been obtained from previous results (Behar et al. 2008). The red dotted line correspond with the colonization time of the Canary Islands based on...
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Phylogenetic tree of complete haplogroup L3b1a sequences. GenBank accessions and geographic origin are indicated for each complete sequence taken from the bibliography. Sub-haplogroups in dark grey and white fonts indicate newly defined branches. Color codes are as in S5 Fig. (PDF)
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Phylogenetic tree of complete haplogroup U6a7a1 sequences. GenBank accessions and geographic origin are indicated for each complete sequence taken from the bibliography. Color codes are as in Figure S5. (PDF)
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Detailed HVR data on the indigenous population of the Canary Islands. (XLSX)
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Haplogroup frequencies for the modern population of the Canary Islands. (XLSX)
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Phylogenetic tree of complete ancient Canarian mtDNA sequences generated in this study. Number along links refers to nucleotide changes, whereas “@”, “d” and “i” indicates back mutations, deletions and insertions, respectively. Recurrent mutations, such as 309iC, 315iC and 16519, have not been taken into account. (PDF)
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Phylogenetic tree of complete haplogroup H4a1 sequences. GenBank accessions and geographic origin are indicated for each complete sequence taken from the bibliography. Sub-haplogroups in dark grey and white fonts indicate newly defined branches. Color codes are as in S5 Fig. (PDF)
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Phylogenetic tree of complete haplogroup X3a sequences. GenBank accessions and geographic origin are indicated for each complete sequence taken from the bibliography. Color codes are as in Figure S5. (PDF)
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Phylogenetic tree of complete haplogroup U6c sequences. GenBank accessions and geographic origin are indicated for each complete sequence taken from the bibliography. Color codes are as in Figure S5. (PDF)
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Populations used for comparisons in this study. (XLSX)
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Phylogenetic tree of complete haplogroup H1e1a sequences. GenBank accessions and geographic origin are indicated for each complete sequence taken from the bibliography. Sub-haplogroups in dark grey and white fonts indicate newly defined branches. Color codes are as in S5 Fig. (PDF)
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Phylogenetic tree of complete haplogroup U6a1a1 sequences. GenBank accessions and geographic origin are indicated for each complete sequence taken from the bibliography. Color codes are as in Figure S5. (PDF)
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Phylogenetic tree of complete haplogroup U6b1a sequences. GenBank accessions and geographic origin are indicated for each complete sequence taken from the bibliography. Color codes are as in Figure S5. (PDF)
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Phylogenetic tree of complete haplogroup J2a2d sequences. GenBank accessions and geographic origin are indicated for each complete sequence taken from the bibliography. Sub-haplogroups in dark grey and white fonts indicate newly defined branches. Color codes are as in S5 Fig. (PDF)
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Phylogenetic tree of complete haplogroup T2c1d sequences. GenBank accessions and geographic origin are indicated for each complete sequence taken from the bibliography. Sub-haplogroups in dark grey and white fonts indicate newly defined branches. Color codes are as in S5 Fig. (PDF)
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List of archaeological specimens used in this study. (PDF)
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Detailed phylogeographic analysis of the Canarian ancient mitogenomes. (PDF)
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The Canary Islands’ indigenous people have been the subject of substantial archaeological, anthropological, linguistic and genetic research pointing to a most probable North African Berber source. However, neither agreement about the exact point of origin nor a model for the indigenous colonization of the islands has been established. To shed light...
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Se presenta el estudio de los taxones faunísticos domésticos recuperados en dos contextos espaciales y estratigráficos documentados en la Estructura 12 del yacimiento de La Cueva Pintada de Gáldar (Gran Canaria, España). Datados entre los siglos XV y XVI d.C., uno es indiscutiblemente anterior a la conquista de la isla y el otro corresponde, con to...
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This paper features the new Natufian settlement at Jeftelik (Central Syria), within the context of said culture in the Levant (Eastern Mediterranean).The site, discovered and excavated by a joint Syrian/Lebanese/Spanish team from 2008 to 2010, contains interesting architectural and material culture evidences that allow to date it in an ancient peri...
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This article presents a group of unintentionally modified stone tools that served in different phases of the chaînes opératoires of pottery manufacture on the Island of Gran Canaria. The tools were recovered in the cave of La Cerera, a part of a pre-Hispanic settlement spanning the 7th to 12th centuries cal CE. Tool classification was carried out b...
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This paper comprehends a new proposal for the classification of the aboriginal ceramics from the island Gran Canaria. This classification system integrates technological, morphological and functional traits of archaeological vessels that have been properly contextualized. Moreover, the results are discussed taking into account functional and chrono...
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El almacenamiento de alimentos es una cuestión fundamental para las sociedades precapitalistas, cuyas cosechas están más expuestas a las inestabilidades climáticas y a las plagas. En la arqueología de Gran Canaria existe una tipología de yacimiento único en el archipiélago: los denominados graneros comunales o fortificados. Se trata de cuevas artif...
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The Canary Islands were settled in the first millennium AD by colonizers likely originating from North Africa. The settlers developed a farming economy with barley as the main crop. Archaeological evidence suggests the islands then remained isolated until European sea-travellers discovered and colonized them during the 14th and 15th centuries. Here...
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The beginnings and development of the Neolithic in North-West Africa is a subject about which little information is available. The archaeological work undertaken in Morocco during the French and Spanish colonial periods was followed by a time of ostracism and neglect until the 1970s, when the team of Professor P. Daugas re-initiated research on the...
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Este artículo reúne las investigaciones realizadas durante más de 20 años alrededor de un tema muy específico: las primeras hoces neolíticas. Aunque podría pensarse que hacer una aproximación a las hoces no tiene más recorrido que el de describir un útil genuinamente del Neolítíco, esta idea está muy lejos de la realidad. Nuestro objetivo al estudia...
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Querns for grinding cereals were essential in the everyday life of the Pre-European population of the Island of Gran Canaria as their agriculture was based mainly on barley and wheat, cereals processed for the most part in the form of roasted flour. Rotary querns and other grinding stones, nonetheless, have rarely been the object of research in the...
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El objetivo de esta aportación es formular una propuesta tipológica que permita clasificar y comprender un conjunto de útiles con un denominador común, no han sido configurados mediante talla, y que están vinculados a diversos procesos de trabajo. Se trata de un grupo heterogéneo, que en ocasiones puede formar parte de procesos productivos definido...
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This paper focuses on the study of the pre-Hispanic ceramics from the site of La Cerera (Gran Canaria) (7th century AD – 13th century AD). An integrated approach combining various levels of analysis has been carried out, employing morphological, technical and functional analysis of the pots, as well as their instrumental characterization: X-ray flu...
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Ifri Oudadane represents one of the few recently excavated sites in NW-Africa that allows the study of the Neolithic transition. The site is dated by 23 radiocarbon ages suggesting an occupation between 11.0 and 5.7 ka calBP. The well-documented Neolithic transition occurred at about 7.6 ka calBP. This transition is marked by the appearance of pott...
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In this chapter we explain the specificities posed by the use-wear analysis of homogeneous and heterogeneous rocks other than flint. We describe the experimentation carried out with such raw-materials as quartz, quartzite and obsidian, and propose the same means of observation as for the analysis of implements in flint and/or bone: binocular magnif...
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Objectives: The Canary Islands are considered one of the first places where Atlantic slave plantations with labourers of African origin were established, during the 15th century AD. In Gran Canaria (Canary Islands, Spain), a unique cemetery dated to the 15th and 17th centuries was discovered adjacent to an ancient sugar plantation with funerary pr...
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European expansion in the Atlantic in the late Middle Ages often implied the use of violence, involving tactics and weaponry unknown to some of the affected populations. Among the first places to suffer this violence were the Canary Islands, whose conquest lasted the whole of the fifteenth century. Documentary information about this historical epis...
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RESUMEN Los graneros comunales constituyen una peculiaridad del registro arqueológico preeuropeo de Gran Canaria, aunque sean más conocidos en el Norte de África. El Cenobio de Valerón presenta singularidades que lo sitúan como uno de los monumentos más espectaculares de la isla, sobre todo por su envergadura y la variedad de interpretaciones que s...
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Communal granaries are a widespread and very significant feature of northwest Africa. Here the first systematic archaeobotanical study of such a granary is presented, with desiccated plant macro-remains retrieved from the pre-Hispanic site of El Álamo-Acusa, Gran Canaria, Spain (cal. ad 1000–1500). While modern contamination caused by animals was e...
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The beginnings and development of the Neolithic in North-West Africa is a subject about which little information is available. The archaeological work undertaken in Morroco during the French and Spanish colonial periods was followed by a time of ostracism and neglect until the 1970s, when the team of the Professor P. Daugas re-initiated research on...
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This paper presents preliminary information on the excavation of El Khil Caves (Achakar, Tanger, Morocco)carried out in September 2011. The aim was to obtain detailed data on the first farming communities in the northern part of Morocco. Two test pits were dug in Grotte B and Grotte C and bioarchaeological samples (both archaeobotanical and zooarch...
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les innovations économiques et sociales qui ont conduit à l'émergence du Néolithique. Pendant le Natoufien, les petits groupes de cabanes qui constituaient les habitats épipaléolithiques antérieurs, comme à Ohalo II1 ou à Kharaneh IV2, sont devenus des hameaux qui regroupaient un nombre plus important d'habitants. Les structures des cabanes sont au...