María De Andrés-Herrero

María De Andrés-Herrero
Complutense University of Madrid | UCM · Department of Prehistory

PhD

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The Abrigo del Molino archaeological site is located in the Eresma river valley, near Segovia city (Central Spain). It consists of a shallow cave of fluvio-karstic origin, which has been completely filled in with detrital deposits. Geoarchaeological interpretation of its genesis differentiates three groups: a lower group with sandy loams and fine s...
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The overall objective of this work is to apply GIS-based cost distance modeling (CDM) to site catchment modeling and analysis of prehistoric (Solutrean) sites in Andalusia. The implementation of a GIS-method for slope-based CDM was explained in detail, so that it can be replicated easily in future studies. Additional cost components, vegetation and...
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This paper analyses the territoriality and mobility of hunter-gatherer groups that inhabited Coímbre in its different occupation periods (Magdalenian and Gravettian). With the objective of developing this study a Geographic Information System was used, allowing us to get new information of Coímbre cave in relation to the lithic raw materials uneart...
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This paper focuses on analyzing the links between archaeological sites and their environments by calculating the catchment areas of Solutrean sites in Iberia and the habitat suitability for the different hunted species in each site. This research uses Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for calculating the catchment areas and Species Distribution...
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This paper investigates the correlation between climate, environment and human land use in the Westernmost Mediterranean on both sides of the Strait of Gibraltar during the Late Glacial. Using a multi-proxy approach on a sample of 300 sites from the Solutrean and Magdalenian of the Iberian Peninsula and from the Iberomaurusian in Morocco, we find e...
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This paper is focused on the state of the Arts of the Cantabrian Azilian, emphasizing the technological characterization and the chronological and palaeoenvironmental framework. Despite its transitional consideration between the Late Pleistocene and the beginning of the Holocene, the Azilian is a fully Pleistocene phenomenon, which developed during...
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Over the last three decades, more than a dozen sites with Pleistocene palaeoflood deposits in river valleys of the central Iberian Peninsula (basins of the Duero and Tagus rivers and their tributaries) have been located, described, dated and interpreted. Some palaeoflood sediments were deposited next to, or within, Neanderthal occupation sites and,...
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Palaeolithic representations can be approached from different perspectives. Studying the creative processes, we can glimpse the decisions that the Palaeolithic artists made and the actions they carried out to materialize an idea. Additionally, the combined study of both graphic and functional actions performed on an object provides a comprehensive...
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El valle del Sella acogió grupos neandertales durante el Paleolítico medio y la transición al Paleolítico superior. Durante el Paleolítico superior funcionó como un territorio homogéneo, con campamentos base en la costa y yacimientos de ocupación temporal y utilidad logística al interior. Así se muestra en los yacimientos del curso medio, próximos...
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Los Azules Cave is located in Contranquil, municipality of Cangas de Onís (Asturias). It is placed in the southern slope of the Llueves Mount. It was discovered in 1971, and excavated by Juan A. Fernández Tresguerres between 1973 and 1992. It is one of the most important archaeological cave sites in Cantabrian Region. Furthermore, Los Azules is the...
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The discovery of lithic and faunal remains in a small karstic rock shelter located in the outskirts of Segovia city in April 2012 marked the beginning of archaeological investigations that have revealed the presence of various karstic sites in the Eresma River valley. The chronology of these sites places the presence of Neanderthals in this area of...
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As the south-westernmost region of Europe, the Iberian Peninsula stands as a key area for understanding the process of modern human dispersal into Eurasia. However, the precise timing, ecological setting and cultural context of this process remains controversial concerning its spatiotemporal distribution within the different regions of the peninsul...
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The Iberian Peninsula is considered one of the most well-suited regions in Europe to develop studies on the relationship between environmental changes and human adaptations across the Late Pleistocene. Due to its southwesternmost cul-de-sac position and eco-geographical diversity, Paleolithic Iberia was the stage of cyclical cultural/technological...
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During the Solutrean, regional differences in topography, as well as climate constraints, influenced not only the dispersal of animal species, but also human behaviour on the Iberian Peninsula. In this paper, past environments within catchment areas are reconstructed using Site Catchment Analysis and Species Distribution Modelling. By comparing mod...
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This paper is focused on the Middle Paleolithic rock shelter called “Abrigo de San Lázaro”, placed in the Eresma River valley (Segovia, Spain). In this area, a multisource geomatic approach is used. On the one hand, the external envelope of the shelter has been digitalized by the means of an efficient combination between aerial photogrammetry and l...
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Coímbre cave (Peñamellera Alta, Asturias) is an Upper Palaeolithic site in Northern Spain, spanning an occupation sequence from the Gravettian to the Magdalenian periods. The upper layers -layer I and II-, corresponding to the Upper Magdalenian, register the highest intensity of human activity. In this paper, we analyse raw material functionality a...
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The aim of this paper is to offer a chronological and paleoecological context of the last hunter-gatherer societies in the cantabrian region. Bayesian chronological model has been used to examine the radiocarbon available dates to understand these periods and the environment of those moments. The changes in the environment like the modifications of...
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The timing of the late Middle Paleolithic and late disappearance of Neanderthals in the Iberian Peninsula are hotly debated subjects in Paleolithic archeology. Several studies suggested a late survival in South and Central Iberia until about 32 ka, but were probably subject to significant age underestimation due to contamination of dating samples,...
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The archaeological sequence of the Palaeolithic site of La Güelga apparently shows an interstratification of Aurignacian between the Mousterian and Châtelperronian layers, a sequence which disagrees with the stratigraphic model for the Middle to Upper Palaeolithic transition in SW-Europe. We analyzed the witness section of the interior sector in ar...
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The absence of systematic archaeological investigations in the upper part of the Eresma River valley has resulted in this area being considered as an empty space during the Palaeolithic. This paper presents the first results of the project the ‘First Settlers of Segovia’, where the geoarchaeological approach has not only allowed the discovery of Mo...
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La Güelga cave is located at the bottom of a mountain valley in the Eastern part of Asturias (Northern Spain), 186 m above sea level and 15 km far away from the coast. It currently comprises a group of caves that were occupied during the Middle and Upper Paleolithic periods (MP and UP respectively). In recent years, we have studied the levels of La...
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The timing of Neanderthal disappearance in the Iberian Peninsula is a hotly debated subject in Palaeolithic archaeology. Several studies suggested a late survival in South and Central Iberia until about 32,000 year ago (ka), but were probably subject to significant age underestimation due to contamination of dating samples and/or lack of stratigrap...
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Archaeological sequences require accurate and precise numerical chronologies. Mostly, these sediments are strati-graphically complex and challenging to date. Post-depositional mixing, contamination from a collapsing cave roof, microdosimetry or insufficient bleaching prior to burial may influence the luminescence dating results. Careful sample sele...
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El conjunto superior del relleno detrítico de la cavidad fluvio-kárstica en el que se sitúa el yacimiento arqueológico musteriense del Abrigo del Molino (Segovia), corresponde a limos arenosos y cantos, fruto de la meteorizaciónfísico-química del techo del abrigo y de fenómenos de gelifracción. Supone la colmatación final del relleno sedimentario d...
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The objective of this analysis is to determine demographic and artistic centres of hunter-gatherer groups and show their diffusion and mobility during the later periods of the Upper Palaeolithic. To achieve this, a comparison of rock art and settlement site distribution between different time periods (Solutrean and Magdalenian) and different region...
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Resumen. Las condiciones climáticas, unidas a las peculiaridades del relieve cantábrico propiciaron probablemente la ocupación de refugios ecológicos en Asturias por parte de los grupos humanos durante el inicio del Paleolítico superior inicial. En líneas generales, y al igual que sucede en la Región Cantábrica, el número de yacimientos en los que...
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In this paper we present a new interdisciplinary project focused on the investigation of the Late Pleisto-cene deposits still preserved in the Room A of Los Casares cave (Riba de Saelices, Guadalajara, Spain). We first make a historical reconstruction of the research carried out in the cave, then we present our objectives, working hypotheses and me...
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The Abrigo del Molino archaeological site is located in the Eresma river valley, near the city of Segovia (Central Spain). It consists of a shallow cave of fluvio-karstic origin, which has been completely filled with detrital deposits. Geoarchaeological interpretation of their genesis differentiates three groups: a lower group with sandy loams and...
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La Cueva de la Güelga, whose name in the local language refers to wet and shady sites, opens to the heart of a limestone mountain valley, forming a cul-de-sac. A stream flows from the current cave aperture and has configurated a karst system with corresponding terrace drain caverns that were successively occupied during the Middle and Upper Paleoli...
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In the municipality of Valle de Tabladillo (Segovia, Central Spain) there is a large number of historical mining remains. Mining is here documented since at least the middle of eighteenth century. Some evidences of its past includes underground mines that used to exploit gypsum alabaster beds settled in the dolomites and marls sequences of the Vall...
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We present the fi rst results of this recent discovery in Duero basin, that complement existing gaps, providing us a new vision of continuity in Neanderthal settlements along the fi rst half of the Upper Pleistocene. In the area comprised between Central System Mountain range and Duero’s valley, there are short evidences of Middle Palaeolithic depo...