Carmen Cacho Quesada

Carmen Cacho Quesada
National Archeological Museum Spain · Prehistory Department

PhD

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Introduction
Carmen Cacho Quesada currently works at the Prehistory Department, National Archeological Museum Spain. Carmen does research in Paleolithic. Their current project is 'Landscape analysis of the Late Glacial Period in the interior of the Iberian Peninsula..'

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The occupation of the Iberian Peninsula during the Upper Palaeolithic is mainly known from archaeological sites located in the Cantabrian and Mediterranean regions. Numerous sites have been excavated in these two regions when few sites are found in the interior of the peninsula. Several authors explain this scarcity of sites, in the inner region du...
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The use of space inside La Peña de Estebanvela Rock-shelter and the activities carried out away from the site are analysed in this article in order to reconstruct the economic and social behaviour of the human group that occupied the site in the Upper Magdalenian (15,010e14,610 cal BP and 14,290e13,730 cal BP). Level III, which is geologically homo...
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At La Peña de Estebanvela, 43 portable art objects have been found in late Upper Palaeolithic levels. Most of the ensemble displays linear patterns forming complex signs. Three equids have also been identified. The decorative motifs at this site are presented and assessed in the context of the art of the last hunter-gatherer groups, demonstrating t...
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Our approach to the museological and museographical project was to bring the visitor over to an attractive presentation of the Prehistory, without falling down in an excess of simplification. The major challenge has been to transmit the main lines of temporary progression (the continuity of processes, the environment exploitation, the increase of s...
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Union Internationale des Sciences Préhistoriques et Protohistoriques. Commission VIII. Le Paléolithique Supérieur d' Eurasie. Bilan 2014. Pierre Noiret &Denise Leesch (eds). ....................................................... The Spanish Meseta is not an area with an importan tradition of Upper Palaeolithic reserach. However, in recent years (...
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Use-wear analysis techniques were applied to 160 end scrapers, selected from the lithic assemblage unearthed at La Peña de Estebanvela between 1999 and 2009. This functional study is aimed at assessing the use/function of this very typical Magdalenian tool type which is particularly abundant at the site. Use-wear analysis results indicate that end...
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MEDITERRANEAN BASINS. CENTRE. 417 pears closely related with fossils, and demonstrates the development of human activities in the cave itself or in the immediate surroundings of the cave entrance. Concluding remarks The information gathered led us to interpret that fossils in Tossal de la Font are in secondary position. This location was the result...
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En este apartado se presenta un conjunto de objetos elaborados sobre esquisto y arenisca que no están relacionados con la talla del instrumental lítico y proceden de los iveles I y II de La Peña de Estebanvela. La serie más numerosa ofrece una perforación entrada y bien cuidada, pero su estado fragmentario e inacabado dificulta la interpretación de...
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This last chapter provides an overall interpretation of the La Peña de Estebanvela site, the result of multidisciplinary research. Studies of the geoarchaeological, chronostratigraphic, taxonomic, zooarchaeological, taphonomic, anthracological and phytological records allow the chronology of the site's occupations to be determined. Sometimes even t...
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The present work provides an overall interpretation of the La Peña de Estebanvela site, on the framework of the Magdalenian in central Spain. Studies of the geoarchaeological, chronostratigraphic, taxonomic, zooarchaeological, taphonomic, anthracological and phytological records allow the chronology of the site’s occupations to be determined. Somet...
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This chapter provides an updated review of the evidence of lithic industry recovered from La Peña de Estebanvela between 1999 and 2009. Technological and typological analyses were performed on the lithic material from the different stratigraphic units, bearing in mind the operative chain. The results confirm the predominance of knapping of flint bl...
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The chronostratigraphic framework of the Magdalenian in the interior of the Iberian Peninsula currently covers the period 21,440–21,040 cal BP (level 2 of the Cueva del Gato site at Epila, Province of Zaragoza) to 12,770–12,570 cal BP (level I of the La Peña de Estebanvela site, Ayllón, Province of Segovia). These dates embrace times of strong clim...
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La Peña de Estebanvela is a rock shelter located at an altitude of 1065 m in the Sierra de Ayllón on the northern border of Spain's Sistema Central range. It lies on a slope on the right bank of the River Aguisejo, a tributary of the River Riaza which eventually flows into the River Duero. Its archaeological infilling stretches from the Middle to L...
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A collection of cut marks on Red-legged Partridge (Alectoris rufa) bones from the Magdalenian site of Tossal de la Roca (Spanish Levant region) is presented. The functional study undertaken aimed at revealing the purpose with which these cut marks were made. The analyses revealed which particular muscles of the avian body were affected by each cut....
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El presente trabajo ofrece una revisión crítica del Paleolítico superior en la Meseta a la luz de los nuevos hallazgos producidos en los últimos años con una síntesis de las evidencias disponibles y su marco cro-nológico. Se interpreta en detalle el asentamiento segoviano de la Peña de Estebanvela. La riqueza de su registro arqueológico, la amplia...
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A series of marked environmental changes took place during the transition from Pleistocene to Holocene, to which the hunter-gatherers adapted by modifying their technology and subsistence practices. In parallel with these changes, territoriality increased and significant transformations in artistic expression occurred. This paper assesses the archa...
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In their excavations at the cave of Hornos de la Peña (Cantabria) at the beginning of the 20th century, H. Breuil, H. Obermaier and H. Alcalde del Río discovered the frontal bone of a horse engraved with a representation of that same animal. The excavators attributed the piece to the Aurignacian, but later studies have doubted whether it in fact be...
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El panorama que se tenía hasta hace unos años sobre d poblamiento de la Meseta en el Paleolítico Superior se ha modificado sustancialmente gracias a las más recientes investigaciones. En esta comunicación se presenta la cronoestratigrafia de este yacimiento magdaleniense, su registro arqueológico e implicaciones paleoambientales.
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This contribution presents a synthesis of the lithic materials from the site of La Peña de Estebanvela (Segovia). We discuss the possible sources of raw material for the lithic industry in the vicinity of the site and analyze the lithic assemblages from each level from a techno-typological perspective, with particular attention to how lithic resour...
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This contribution presents a synthesis of the lithic materials studied up to now from the site of La Peña de Estebanvela (Segovia). The archaeological sequence comprises six levels that may span the initial to the final Magdalenian with a chronology from 14000 to 11000 BP. We discuss the possible sources of raw material for the lithic industry in t...
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A change in bone technology takes place in the Mediterranean Spanish littoral with the first appearence of harpoons, some time around 13500 BP.These are frequently recovered in magdalenian contexts until the first half of the XII millenium BP., although they may possibly last slightly more in certain sites as Cendres. The object of this paper is th...
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Abstract: Core technological study from Magdalenian levels of Tossal de la Roca allows us to identify flexible exploitation strategies. Those strategies are mainly adapted to the raw material features. On the one hand, we find predetermined débitage techniques with normalized cores focused on the production of straight bladelets. On the other hand,...
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The archaeological record of Peña de Estebanvela rockshelter (Southern Duero Basin, Segovia, Spain) during the Late Pleistocene (1) C. Cacho Quesada, (2) S. Ripoll López, (3) J.F. Jordá Pardo, (2) F. Muñoz Ibáñez, (2) J. Yravedra Sainz de los Terreros y (1) R. Maicas Ramos Resumen Situado en el borde S de la cuenca del Duero en contacto con el Sist...
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LOS trabajos de estos últimos años en la Peña de Estebanvela han permitido profundizar en el conocimiento del Magdaleniense en la Meseta Norte y establecer un marco geocronológico para el Tardiglaciar en la región. A partir del análisis de sus industrias, el arte mueble y varias dataciones radiocarbónicas se propone una atribución cultural para las...
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The latest research at Tossal de la Roca gives us a chronological framework of incredible value for the Late Glacial of Mediterranean Iberia. 19 radiocarbon dates let us place different Magdalenian and early Epipaleolithic occupations between 13.690 ± 50 and 11.820 ± 40BR Through comparative analysis of several lines of evidence we discuss the wide...
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A review of current knowledge of the Upper Palaeolithic of the Meseta is presented, concluding by highlighting several ponts of special interests.
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At the site ofLa Peña de Estebanvela (Segovia), in the magdalenian levels, two combustion structures have been found during the fieldworks in 2001. We are talking about a fireplace ofdouble basin, circular and delimited by blocks. For its dimensions, it is one ofthe biggest structures ofthe peninsular Paleolithic. The study of both structures is no...
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In this preview of the study about the movable art of the site at the Peña de Estevanvela, we have gathered a total of 35 decorated pie ces. We have to take into account that only four systematic excavation campaigns have been carried out, and that only 8 m' ofthe level II, which supplied most ofthe engraved rocks, have been excavated. The next cam...
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In ttie present paper is accomplished a review of the archaeologic and artistic evidence during the Upper Pleistocene in the Castilian Plateau. The lack of archaeologic Information that has on this period is had to, more to the scarce summit and to the results precariousness in the investigation on this phase of the Prehistory in our región than to...
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REHJSJOJRE , E U RQ PfEN ~,E t uI~ U~ tAN ~) 1< t HI~ IUI~ Y p E R o o Q u E Revu e consac rée a la díffusíon rapíde d 'ínformatíons sur les cívílísatíons p réhístoríques d u c ontíne nt européen. Elle se concentre sur des them es généraux p réta nt ó des c omparaísons supra-régíon ales et ó des ínterpréta tíons ó coroctéte hístoríque ou anthropolo...
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In ttie present paper is accomplished a review of the archaeologic and artistic evidence during the Upper Pleistocene in the Castilian Plateau. The lack of archaeologic Information that has on this period is had to, more to the scarce summit and to the results precariousness in the investigation on this phase of the Prehistory in our región than to...
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A collection of lithic artifacts from the Abrigo de Buendia (Cuenca) is analyzed. The typological study and AMS date permit classification as Magdalenian but, given the condition of the finds grater precision is not currently possible. Starting with this new site, a review current knoledge od the Upper Palaeolithic of the Meseta is presented, concl...
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La reflectografía de infrarrojos ha permitido detectarla presencia de una decoración geométrica teñida, difícil de observar a simple vista, sobre algunos cestillos de la cueva de los Murciélagos (Albuñol, Granada) y sistematizar los distintos motivos ornamentales. Nuevas dataciones calibradas de C-14 sobre muestras de esparto permiten situar este c...
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En aquest treball es resumeixen els resultats de la investigació interdisciplinar desenvolupada a l'abric del Tossal de la Roca i s'hi presenta una visió global de les análisis paleoambientals -sedimentologia, paleobotanica paleontologia-, radiomètriques. paleoeconòmiques i tecnoindustrials de les successives ocupacions humanes constatades al jacim...
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A revision 01 the Spanish Mediterranean sequence, which explains the upper Palaeolithic context in this region. This isfollowed by analyses 01 the sequences in Southern France and Italy, with which it is compared. In contrast with the A tlantic world, the Mediterranean basin appears to have an important Perigordian substratum, which persisted even...

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To approach the way of life, use of territory and the reconstruction of the economical and social behaviour of the Magdalenian groups in the interior of the Iberian Peninsula.