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Lucia Leierer currently works at the Antonio Gonzalez Bioorganic Institute, Universidad de La Laguna. Lucia does research in Geoarchaeology, Micromorphology and Lipid Biomaker Analysis. Their most recent publication is 'Micromorphology of a combustion structure assemblage from El Salt, Spain. Preliminary Results'.
Middle Paleolithic lithic and faunal assemblages throughout Eurasia reflect short-term Neanderthal occupations, which suggest high group mobility. However, the timing of these short-term occupations, a key factor to assess group mobility and territorial range, remains unresolved. Anthropogenic combustion structures are prominent in the Middle Paleo...
This paper presents a multiproxy palaeoenvironmental study from Abric del Pastor (Alcoy, Spain), a rock shelter which has yielded evidence for Middle Palaeolithic human occupation. The sedimentary sequence has been analysed for lipid biomarker n-alkane abundances (ACL, CPI), compound specific leaf wax δ2H and δ13C, and bulk organic geochemistry (TO...
By studying combustion structures, which conceal information about anthropogenic activity, we might learn about their makers. This is especially important for remote time periods like the Middle Paleolithic, whose archaeological record comprises numerous combustion structures. The majority of these are simple, flat, open hearths, although a small n...
The ability to make and use fire can be considered as a behavioural threshold in human evolution. The aim of this chapter is to present an overview of the research on fire among Neanderthals. We compiled and reviewed the archaeological evidence and scientific studies on the topic, including different methodological approaches, theoretical considera...
The Carbon Preference Index (CPI) is a molecular ratio often used to assign the biological source and maturity of organic matter. This parameter is frequently employed in paleoenvironmental studies and archaeological applications. In this paper, we have evaluated the different results for this index using peak areas or concentrations from calibrati...
Molecular and isotopic approaches offer the chance to identify combustion residues and substrate components of archaeological combustion features to infer past fire-related activities. Analysis of fatty acid methyl esters by gas chromatography-combustion-isotope ratio mass spectrometry have been successfully used to distinguish among different anim...
Protocol for the manufacture of micromorphological thin sections performed at AMBI Lab, Universidad de La Laguna, Tenerife, Spain.
This is a protocol of a method used to obtain the total lipid extract (TLE) from archaeological sediment samples and the further elution of the TLE into different fraction and their preparation for GC-MS analysis.
The Middle Paleolithic site of El Salt (Alcoy, Spain) has yielded abundant combustion structures of former human occupation surfaces and thus can help in identifying occupational events. Isolating single occupational events with the highest resolution possible is an important step for an archaeological interpretation. Only then behavioral differenc...
This poster explains the first attempt to identify fat-derived char on archaeological thin sections with Fourier Tranform Infrared Spectroscopy.