José Luis Peña Monné

José Luis Peña Monné
University of Zaragoza | UNIZAR · Departamento de Geografía y Ordenación del Territorio

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January 1983 - present
University of Zaragoza
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The ruins of the Medieval castle and village of El Castellar are located on an abrupt 1.2-km-long scarp of Miocene gypsums, in the central sector of the Ebro depression. The Medieval remains of the main El Castellar castle are perched on a 100 m cliff on the Ebro River. Considering the historical and geoarchaeological relevance of El Castellar sett...
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El estudio de los sistemas de poblamiento de la Edad de Bronce requiere un análisis crítico del registro arqueológico que supere lecturas directas y mecánicas del mismo. Tradicionalmente se ha considerado que al Norte del río Ebro predominaba un patrón de asentamiento basado en ocupaciones al abrigo de tozales o sobre someras elevaciones, frente a...
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The Atacama coast is located in an area with a current high risk of tsunami, and the sedimentary deposits found in the Bahía Inglesa area, in the Morro sector, clearly indicate that this was also the case in the past. This investigation analyzes a pale-otsunami sedimentary deposit consisting of a block field associated with three sand lobes oriente...
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Few rock art studies include the state of alteration analysis. This paper proposes a digital non-invasive comprehensive methodology for assessing the state of alteration of rock art. We used a detailed photographic record for making alteration maps, 2D/3D models, micro-topographic reconstructions, weathering models by zones, and the characterizatio...
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En el yacimiento de La Leandra (La Muela, Zaragoza) afloran unidades miocenas lacustres que incluyen habituales niveles de especial concentración de nódulos de sílex. Éstos han sido explotados durante varios periodos y, dadas las características climáticas y demográficas, conservan en ocasiones la topografía original desde su explotación. Con el ob...
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El yacimiento musteriense de Roca San Miguel se sitúa en el curso alto del río Noguera Ribagorzana, en el Prepirineo de Huesca. Aunque en la actualidad se extiende por una ladera con la apariencia de un sitio al aire libre, un resalte de arenisca hoy erosionado debió generar un abrigo rocoso que prestaría protección a sus ocupantes prehistóricos. S...
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La antigua ciudad de Quilmes se localiza en el valle del río Santa María, en el noroeste de la provincia de Tucumán (Argentina). El objetivo de este trabajo es presentar el estado de conservación y los procesos degradativos que la afectan desde una perspectiva geoarqueológica. La ciudad está ubicada en un área de conos aluviales coalescentes activo...
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Los estudios geoarqueológicos constituyen un gran aporte frente a otros enfoques para la comprensión de las sociedades humanas del pasado, dada la complejidad que pueden alcanzar en el manejo de múltiples líneas de evidencia. La construcción de un modelo geoarqueológico de una región implica el manejo conjunto de diversas escalas temporales y espac...
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We present a set of six underground infiltration tunnels or qanats with vertical shafts, located in the municipality of Hijar (Teruel). Most of them are in the interfluve between Aguasvivas and Martín rivers and Regallo stream, along little dales. Their presence suppose a remarkable extension of the irrigated areas, previously considered marginal l...
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The lower Gállego River has been strongly degraded since the 1960s due to human activity (gravel mining, dump accumulation, channeling works), which has produced a deep channel incision. Although these human-driven processes are usually reported in fluvial bibliography, in this case, more complex results are observable. For instance, regarding the...
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Desde 2016 se vienen estudiando minas de sílex prehistóricas situadas en la localidad Zaragoza de La Muela, probablemente neolíticas. El núcleo principal se encuentra en las partidas de La Leandra-El Cerro y parecen extenderse por los alrededores en una extensión no menor de 90 ha. Con objeto de acotar las principales zonas de explotación e identif...
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The Sierra de Aconquija is a recently uplifted mountain chain in NW Argentina. The NE side of the sierra is drained by the Muñoz and Los Alisos rivers – whose base level is the Las Carreras Depression that is located to the SW of the Tafí valley. Two of the major headwaters of the Muñoz River suffered during its Holocene development from piracy by...
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En este trabajo se presentan los resultados obtenidos al estudiar un conjunto de restos antracológicos recuperados en un perfil estratigráfico ubicado en el valle de Tafí (Tucumán, Argentina). La identificación taxonómica de los macrorrestos se realizó mediante la comparación de los carbones con una colección de referencia de cortes histológicos qu...
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New OSL dating from the Southern slope of the Pyrenees are present in this work. Such a datations update the most relevant glacial phases identified by previous authors. From our data two glacial cycles are clearly dated, the penultimate and the last glacial cycle. The last glacial cycle can be divided in four major phases: 1. An early glacier ext...
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In the drylands, the geomorphologi-cal responses facing Holocene environmental changes left clear features on the sedimentary records. In several cases, these records involve archaeological features that could be analyzed from a geoarchaeological perspective in order to reconstruct the site context and the post-deposition-al evolutionary processes...
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We described a fossil small mammal assemblage from La Mesada (2250 m), Tafí valley, Tucumán, Argentina, recovered from levels referred to late Pleistocene – early Holocene. Gastric corrosion in bones and teeth indicates that the assemblage was generated by the trophic activities of owls. The assemblage is composed by 14 species of rodents: 12 livin...
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El valle de Tafí es una pequeña cuenca intermontana de las Sierras Pampeanas del Noroeste Argentino. Los estudios geomorfológicos efectuados han permitido reconocer la existencia de registros morfosedimentarios del Holoceno de gran interés para la reconstrucción paleoambiental regional. El estudio de las principales acumulaciones de laderas, terraz...
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The Tafí Valley is a small basin located in the northern sector of the Sierras Pampeanas in Northwest Argentina. The geomorphological studies made in the area showed the presence of very representative Holocene morpho-sedimentary records, which are useful for regional paleoenvironmental reconstruction. The study of the main slope accumulations, flu...
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The Santa María valley is located in the northern sector of the Sierras Pampeanas in Northwest Argentina. In spite of its arid characteristics, it was a densely populated area during the Pre-hispanic period. The populations developed an agropastoral economy, taking advantage of the wetter epochs that characterized some periods. The study of fluvio-...
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Information about Holocene sedimentary records in two semiarid areas in Spain and Argentina was gathered to know the role of the anthropic influence on landscape evolution. In both cases, four aggradational units separated by incision phases have been differentiated. Due to the confluence of anthropic indicators, the H1C subunit (ca. 2.45-ca. 1.5 k...
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The study of human‐driven processes is useful to gain a better understanding of thelong‐term evolution of land degradation, soil erosion and geomorphologyas well as resource availability for human settlement. The objective of this paper is to identify the long‐term results of human impact on the vulnerable dryland ecosystems in Northwest Argentina,...
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La popularización del uso de los Vehículos Aéreos no Tripulados (VANT), o drones, está influyendo enormemente a la disciplina arqueológica. La incorporación de esta técnica con los procesamientos pertinentes permite una aproximación de gran detalle al conocimiento de los sitios arqueológicos. El objetivo de este trabajo es presentar seis casos dist...
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In landscapes that are extremely sensitive to small environmental changes, like some Mediterranean areas, archaeological contexts could present some problems to their interpretation and evolutionary reconstruction. This is the case of Los Pedregales archaeological site, located in the Hoya de Huesca (NE of Spain), where several stone mounds of unkn...
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In this paper we provide a reconstruction of the topography and characteristics of the terrain of Caesar Augusta (the Roman name of the present-day city of Zaragoza). This reconstruction has been modelled using GIS and integrating the topographic map drawn by Casañal in 1880 –previous to the main urban transforma-tions-with geomorphological, geoarc...
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Geoarchaeological research carried out in NE Spain have focused on the study of Holocene geoarchaeological records linked with settlement areas from Neolithic to Middle Age and Little Ice Age. The dynamic of geomorphological processes, characteristic of these drylands, allow us to obtain fast and identifiable answers in the way of sedimentary recor...
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This article demonstrates the relationships among the elements and structures of cities built on the banks of rivers. Cultural and ideological changes and new interests add complexity and mutability, which should help to integrate elements of the past and present in an attempt to predict water courses in the future. Apart from being an exciting cha...
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Flat-bottomed valleys formed by Holocene fills are the most characteristic landforms in the center of the Ebro basin. This paper analyzes, within a regional framework, a small fluvial basin located in the north of the Alcubierre Range. Three Holocene morphosedimentary units (H1-H3) and a sub-functional level (H4) are identified. These units are rep...
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The most important stratified screes of the Iberian Range are found in Sierra de Albarracín. These slope deposits have been traditionally considered, without absolute datings, as having been formed during various Pleistocene cold phases. The aim of this paper is to establish the sedimentological, morphological, chronological, and paleoenvironmental...
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River incision into bedrock resulting from the combined effects of tectonic uplift and climate governs long-term regional landscape evolution. We determined spatial and temporal patterns of post-orogenic stream incision from a sequence of well-preserved staircase terraces developed over the last 1 Ma in the Central Pyrenees and its southern forelan...
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Resumen: En el cañón de Calomarde, Sierra de Albarracín, se localiza una de las acumulaciones de derrubios estratificados más importante de la Cordillera Ibérica. Estos depósitos de ladera han sido atribuidos tradicionalmente a periodos fríos del Pleistoceno. En el perfil analizado en este trabajo se han diferenciado cuatro etapas de este tipo de a...
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The Tafi Valley has a deep-rooted archaeological research tradition in Northwest Argentina. Most the archaeological settlements are from the Formative Period (500 BC – 1000 AC), these have been studied from several perspectives. This article presents the results of non-destructive ED-XRF analyses on exceptionally manufactured beads dating to 1560 ±...
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The interaction between Zaragoza and its rivers: evolution, conflicts and perspectives. This article demonstrates the relationships among the elements and structures of cities built on the banks of rivers. Cultural and ideological changes and new interests add complexity and mutability, which should help to integrate elements of the past and presen...
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Paleosols formed under past environmental conditions are an important proxy for ancient landscape reconstruction. Central Ebro Basin (NE Spain) is a semiarid region with a Miocene sedimentary units build up by easily erodible rocks (from bottom to top: lutites, gypsum, calcilutites and limestone). As a consequence of these two factors, it is a regi...
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Ash fall deposits, produced by explosive volcanic eruptions are distributed over broad geographic regions, deposited within hours, days or weeks and are distinctive within the sedimentary records. Therefore, ash fall deposits are ideal time planes and valued as important temporal tool in stratigraphic correlation. Since glass and phenocryst phases...
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El conocimiento de la ocupación visigoda y paleoislámica en el valle del Ebro resulta un tanto difuso, más por falta de investigaciones y por la escasa visibilidad de los asentamientos, que por un efectivo despoblamiento. En este artículo presentamos los resultados de nuestras investigaciones en el yacimiento de Los Pedregales, en la provincia de H...
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Para el sur de Mendoza, se ha propuesto la existencia de un período prolongado de baja ocupación humana provocado por un aumento de la aridez durante el Holoceno medio. También se ha planteado que el poblamiento sistemático de la cordillera recién se inició a partir de 2000-1500 años AP como consecuencia de un proceso de intensificación generado po...
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The geomorphological map of the alluvial fans in the Colalao del Valle-Quilmes area represents the first detailed map of the Santa María Valley, Northwest Argentina. The map was made using photointerpretation of aerial photographs and Google Earth images. The initial working scale was 1:10,000 and then reduced to 1:27,000 to fit ISO A1 size. Final...
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Available online xxxx This paper studies the changes in the geomorphological dynamics recorded in 18 ephemeral streams located on the east side of Loma Pelada (Tafi Valley), a part of the Sierras Subandinas (Northwest Argentina). The applied methodology is based on photointerpretation, field survey, and descriptions of the Holocene alluvial filling...
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Los estudios arqueozoológicos y tafonómicos de yacimientos altomedievales son escasos en la Península Ibérica. A pesar de la existencia de fuentes escritas, este tipo de estudios son necesarios para reconstruir las formas de vida de las sociedades rurales. En este trabajo se presenta el análisis faunístico de los restos excavados en el yacimiento d...
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A prolonged period of decreased human occupation has been proposed for Mendoza Province, provoked by conditions of increasing aridity during the mid-Holocene. It has also been suggested that the systematic human peopling of the high-altitude Andean environments started ca. 2000-1500 years BP, because of a process of economic intensification in lowl...
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Resumen: Se presentan los resultados del estudio antracológico de los macrorrestos vegetales contenidos en la muralla del castillo medieval de Juslibol (Zaragoza) construido en época islámica (s. x). Las muestras analizadas han sido recogidas en los paramentos caídos. La aproximación al registro arqueobotánico se produce desde una doble perspectiva...
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This paper summarizes the current data about the site of Las Callejuelas (Teruel, Spain) and, for the first time, offers an accurate chronological proposal for its human occupations. The AAR dates confirm the chronology deduced after the lithic industry features and link it to some other uncommon Mousterian sites such as Bolomor or Estret de Tragó,...
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The present work reports the first numerical ages obtained for two highest fluvial terraces (Qt1 and Qt2) of the Alcanadre River system (Northeastern Spain) representing the earliest remnants of Quaternary morphosedimentary fluvial activity in the Ebro basin. ESR dating method was applied to optically bleached quartz grains and both the Al and Ti c...
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Lithic materials from Lower Palaeolithic are scarce in the Ebro Basin. Archaeological surveys carried out in some alluvial terraces on central Pyrenean piedmont have unearthed three new sites with remains of lithic industries related to cobble and core technology and large cutting tools. In the upper terrace levels (T1 and T2) from the Alcanadre an...
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An interdisciplinary non-invasive research strategy combining the analysis of archival documents, detailed geomorphological mapping, Quaternary stratigraphic studies, analysis of ceramics, and radiocarbon dating was designed to reconstruct the evolution of the Mezimegeer–Juslibol Castle, northeastern Spain. This fortress had great strategic importa...
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The findings of Palaeolithic tools linked to Quaternary accumulations in the Ebro Basin are very scarce, with some exceptions such as the Najerilla valley ensembles (La Rioja). Recently, we have localised some materials on the higher fluvial terrace levels from the interfluve Alcanadre – Cinca – Noguera Ribagorzana (Level Qt1). Today these reliefs...
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Slope deposits in semiarid regions are known to be very sensitive environments, especially those that occurred during the minor fluctuations of the late Holocene. In this paper we analyse Holocene colluvium genesis, composition, and paleoenvironmental meaning through the study of slope deposits in NE Spain. Two cumulative slope stages are described...
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deposits in the Aragón Valley, central-western Pyrenees: chronology of the Pyrenean late Pleistocene glaciers. ABSTRACT. The Aragón Valley glacier (Central Western Pyrenees) has been studied since the late nineteenth century and has become one of the best areas in the Pyrenees to study the occurrence of Pleistocene glaciations and the relation-ship...
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RESUMEN. En la cuenca del río Alcanadre (Depresión del Ebro, provincia de Huesca) se desarrolla una extensa secuencia de terrazas cuaternarias encajadas de tipo strath compuesta por nueve niveles (de Qt1 a Qt9). Se aportan nuevos datos cartográficos, altimétricos, estratigráficos, pedogenéticos y cronológicos. El ambiente sedimentario está formado...