P. Utrilla

P. Utrilla
University of Zaragoza | UNIZAR · Department of Sciences of Antiquity

Professor at de University of Zaragoza (Spain)

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January 1977 - present
University of Zaragoza
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Hepatitis B virus (HBV) has been infecting humans for millennia and remains a global health problem, but its past diversity and dispersal routes are largely unknown. We generated HBV genomic data from 137 Eurasians and Native Americans dated between ~10,500 and ~400 years ago. We date the most recent common ancestor of all HBV lineages to between ~...
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The multi-method study of a Pyrenean lithological tracer, the Montgaillard-Montsaunès chert type, is presented in this paper. These cherts outcrop in the northern Pyrenees, in three outcrops belonging to two Upper Cretaceous formations: the marly flysch cherts from the Campanian-Maastrichtian (Buala and Montsaunès outcrops) and the grey flysch cher...
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Sheep predominate the Early Neolithic faunal assemblages in the Iberian Peninsula. Their exploitation for meat and milk production made them key to the economy of these early farming societies. Management of sheep breeding season and feeding in the context of the local environment were decisive in obtaining these livestock products. This work focus...
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Catálogo de representaciones de manos en el arte rupestre paleolítico de la península ibérica. Hipólito Collado Giraldo (Coord.)
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The Fuente del Trucho Cave (Asque‐Colungo, Huesca, Spain) is located in the central Pre‐Pyrenean range in NE Iberia, in the Arpán ravine, a tributary of the Vero River. The mouth of the cave is 22 m wide and it is oriented to the SE. The entrance gives access to a 24 m deep hall. Palaeolithic paintings were discovered in the cave in 1978. The Fuent...
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Recientemente se ha llevado a cabo la toma de muestras de algunos conjuntos con arte Levantino de la provincia de Teruel, dos de los cuales son analizados en el presente estudio: abrigo de Arenal de Fonseca (Maestrazgo) y Ceja de Piezarrodilla (Sierra de Albarracín). El objetivo del trabajo es conocer la composición y morfología tanto de los pigmen...
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This work focuses on the reconstruction of fuelwood procurement during the Mesolithic-Neolithic transition in the southern central Pre-Pyrenees (Spain). The study combines wood charcoal identification with the application of dendro-anthracological approaches in the archaeological sequence of Esplugón (9.4–6.8 kyr cal BP) (Sabiñanigo, Huesca). Scots...
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Abstract: (Survival of dual Hunter-Gatherer ancestry in the Iberian Peninsula): The Iberian Peninsula conformed a periglacial refugium for Pleistocene hunter-gatherers (HG) during the Last Glacial Maximum (LGM) which served as a potential source for the re-peopling of northern latitudes. After 14,000 years ago, the genetic signature was dominated b...
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The Chaves cave (Huesca, Spain) is located in the central Pre‐Pyrenean range in NE Iberia. It is a huge cave opening to the east, which was systematically excavated between 1975 and 2007. Several human occupations from the Upper Palaeolithic and the Neolithic periods were documented. Archaeological investigations had barely covered a tenth of the t...
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Resumen : Se estudian los primeros momentos de la instauración del Magdaleniense en la costa cantábrica y la España mediterránea repasando los yacimientos situados en un rango entre 18500 y 16000 BP. Se analizan los tres fósiles directores del Magdaleniense arcaico : las azagayas tipo Le Placard, las azagayas de decoración pseudoexcisa y las raclet...
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Entre los inicios del Allerod y del Boreal se observan transformaciones importantes, a escala europea, en todos los ámbitos (técnico, social, territorial) de los grupos humanos del Tardiglacial. Son cambios paulatinos que finalmente acaban por consolidarse en las consideradas sociedades epipaleolíticas, cuya denominación interna varía con el tiempo...
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Los inicios de un nuevo territorio cultural The beginnings of a new cultural territory Resumen: En el cuadrante NW de la cuenca del Ebro, la primera ocupación prehistórica que presenta caracteres específicos de inten-sidad, estructuración territorial y continuidad temporal no se documenta hasta las fases finales del Magdaleniense. En ese momento se...
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Sheep were the most important species in the first domestic flocks in the Early Neolithic in the Iberian Peninsula. However, their study has tended to stress their role as a fossil guide of the neolithization process rather than their economic importance. The process of their introduction and the initial sheep management and exploitation practices...
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The original version of this article, unfortunately, contained errors. Fig. 5 found out to be identical with Fig. 3. Given in this article is the correct Fig. 5.
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The Late Neolithic and Chalcolithic periods are poorly understood in northeastern Iberia. Most of the information comes from the sepulchral structures rather than habitat settlements. The high number of individuals usually recovered from this types of collective burial spaces, together with the low number of direct radiocarbon dates available on th...
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The new rock art discovery at Cueva Hermosa (Calcena, Zaragoza) can be defined as the second Palaeolithic rock art site found in the Middle Ebro basin (Spain). Three decorated panels showing the remains of series of red dots or paint have been documented until now. Two of the panels are located near the current entrance of the cave, while the third...
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The Iberian Peninsula in southwestern Europe represents an important test case for the study of human population movements during prehistoric periods. During the Last Glacial Maximum (LGM), the peninsula formed a periglacial refugium [1] for hunter-gatherers (HGs) and thus served as a potential source for the re-peopling of northern latitudes [2]....
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La cueva de Chaves se sitúa en el Prepirineo central, en la provincia de Huesca. Es uno de los yacimientos neolíticos más importantes del noreste de la Península Ibérica, presentando también potentes ocupaciones durante el Solutrense Superior y el Magdaleniense Superior/Final (MSF). Los trabajos arqueológicos en la cavidad comenzaron en 1975 y cont...
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The book Rock Art in Aragon is a complete catalog of the cave wall art findings made in our CCAA since its first discovery in 1892 until 2010. Throughout its 407 pages, more than 160 enclaves with paintings or paintings are described. engravings that go from the first artistic manifestations of the Upper Paleolithic, to the final moments of the Age...
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Objectives The Early Neolithic involved an important social and economic shift that can be tested not only with the material culture, but also through biomolecular approaches. The Iberian Peninsula presents few Early Neolithic sites where fauna and humans can be analyzed together from an isotopic perspective. Here we present an isotopic study on th...
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During the 7th millennium cal BC a profound technological change took place in the last Mesolithic societies. In different regions of Western Europe, the development of lithic industries characterised by a very regular and standardised blade production is recognised, usually associated with the use of indirect percussion. Also, it is associated to...
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In the NW quadrant of the Ebro Basin the first intense Prehistoric human presence does not occur until the end of Magdalenian times. Located in the Pyrenean footsteps, caves, rock-shelters and campsites suggest a new occupation of a rich environment, whose fertile natural resources increase with the Holocene onset. Being the previous human evidenc...
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Au cours de ces dernières années un intense travail de terrain a été fait sur la Chaîne Pyrénéenne, avec le but de déterminer les gîtes à silex utilisés potentiellement par les groupes humains préhistoriques (Sánchez de la Torre, 2015). Dans le cadre de ces études, notre attention a été focalisée sur un type de silex qui semble avoir circulé sur qu...
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Archaeological survey carried out by the members of Taller de Arqueología de Alcañiz brought out, in 2016, the dis-covery of three new post-Palaeolithic rock art shelters, two of them defined as Levantine: Corral de las Gascas and Barranco del Muerto. Both sites are located on the right side of the Val de Redormos or Val de Maella, at 2,5 km of dis...
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This paper summarises our knowledge of Mesolithic space management - which concerns the choice of the living place itself and the recognisable dwelling structures - in the Middle Ebro Basin, where more than fifteen accurately dated Mesolithic sites have been found and excavated in the last several decades.In the last forty years, the Ebro Basin has...
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The Ebro Basin constitutes one of the most representative territories in SW Europe for the study of prehistoric societies during the Pleistocene-Holocene transition. The correlation of palaeoenvironmental and geomorphological proxies obtained from sedimentary records with chronologically well-constrained reference archaeological sites has allowed d...
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The use of isotopic analysis in human and animal remains from the Holocene has proved to be a very useful tool to explore the exploitation and adaptation of past populations to different environments. In this study we present isotopic analysis results of carbon, nitrogen and strontium from the Late Neolithic- Chalcolithic site of San Juan cave (Loa...
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The geochemical characterization of several lacustrine chert formations outcropping in the Central-Eastern Pre-Pyrenean area is presented. Four geological formations were considered: one Upper Cretaceous (Tremp formation), two Oligocene (Castelltallat and Tartareu-Alberola formations) and one Miocene (Aragonian limestones formation). Furthermore, l...
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Cueva de Chaves is a particularly important archaeological site for the Early Neolithic of the northeast Iberian Peninsula. This study focuses on the archaeobotanical analysis of wood charcoals and charred fruits from two Neolithic levels dated from 5678 ± 50 to 5073 ± 107 cal BC. Charcoal analysis reveals the exploitation of firewood resources in...
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This paper concerns the dating of the Paleolithic rock art of the Fuente del Trucho cave. We used the U–Th method to date calcite crusts superimposed to the paintings. Whenever sub-samples of a single crust could be dated we obtained stratigraphically consistent results and the correction for detrital contamination is negligible. Our results are st...
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The Ebro Basin constitutes one of the most representative territories in SW Europe for the study of prehistoric societies during the Pleistocene-Holocene transition. The correlation of palaeoenvironmental and geomorphological proxies obtained from sedimentary records with chronologically well-constrained reference archaeological sites has allowed d...
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Ante la invitación del Museo de Zaragoza para participar en el bien merecido homenaje a Miguel Beltrán pensamos en un principio en desempolvar los materiales del Bajo Imperio romano procedentes de la excavación de la cueva de Abauntz, pero luego recordamos que el arte rupestre prehistórico tuvo también su pequeña parcela en la ingente obra científi...
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Se revisan los trabajos arqueológicos realizados en la cueva de la Fuente del Trucho entre 2005 y 2015. Éstos afectan por un lado a la excavación de los niveles arqueológicos al pie de los grabados y las pinturas, con materiales líticos y dataciones que permiten comprobar una presencia cierta de gentes del Gravetiense y del Solutrense y, muy probab...
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El gran abrigo de El Esplugón, también conocido como la Esplunga, está situado en la margen derecha del río Guarga a tan solo 500 m del Molino de Billobas, en término municipal de Sabiñánigo (Huesca). Se trata de un abrigo profundo abierto en un farallón rocoso de areniscas y conglomerados, a una altitud de 800 msnm. El valle del río Guarga, afluen...
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Archaeological works carried out in the cave of Fuente del Trucho between 2005 and 2015 have been revised. This paper focuses on the excavation of archaeological levels at the at the base of its engravings and paintings, offering lithic materials and chronology that allow us to document several periods of occupation in the cave during the age of th...
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This paper presents a new Levantine archer, with an extremely elongated body, identified at Monderes rock shelter. Both the site location (the most eastern site of Huesca) and the morphology and dimensions of this new human figure are of interest. Only a few parallels have been recognized so far, at Cueva del Chopo and Frontón de los Cápridos, loca...
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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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La cueva de Abauntz se sitúa próxima a la localidad de Arraitz, en Navarra. El paso natural que forman las peñas San Gregorio y Arizerte constituye un excelente acceso para los animales que pretendan franquear las montañas o abrevar en el arroyo de Zaldazain de tal manera que, la cueva, se encuentra en una posición inmejorable para dominar el área...
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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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Presentamos una propuesta de clasificacion para las representaciones humanas levantinas robustas, o fase Centelles, en funcion de sus proporciones corporales y de la actitud dinamica que presentan. Basandonos en la direccion en que fueron realizadas estas representaciones en actitud dinamica (caminando o a la carrera) dentro de los paneles decorado...
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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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The cave of Abauntz is, since the beginning of fieldwork in the 1970s, one of the major milestones of the Iberian prehistory. It has yielded thousands of first-level remains that belong to at least nine cultural periods from the Mousterian to the Late Roman period. This paper presents to the international scientific community the state of the art o...
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In this paper, we analyse the transition Late Palaeolithic–Mesolithic in a restricted northern area into the Ebro Basin (from Álava to Huesca provinces), where this phase is still not well established. Between the end of the Alleröd and the start of the Boreal, the lithic assemblages are based on microlaminar industries with a predominance of backe...
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The paper focus on the novelties about the rock art in Aragón (Spain), attending to the three great styles: Palaeolithic, Levantine and Schematic. We present to the public the new discoveries and also a complete review about the new theories and interpretations, the re-study of the rock art shelters and the publications carried out in the last year...
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Peña de las Forcas (Graus, Huesca) Un asentamiento estratégico en la confluencia del Ésera y el Isábena
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En este artículo se revisa una serie de piezas extraordinarias procedentes del yacimiento musteriense de la Cueva de los Moros 1 de Gabasa. Se trata de un conjunto de cantos trabajados de grandes dimensiones: tallados unifacial o bifacialmente, los mayores han sido clasificados como choppers, chopping-tools y machacadores, y los menores como raeder...
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Patrones de ocupación y recurrencia de las cuevas prehistóricas del Prepirineo Oscense. Análisis de localización, estudio de materiales y interpretación de patrones de ocupación. http://ifc.dpz.es/publicaciones/ebooks/id/3403
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Patrones de ocupación de las cuencas del Pirineo Oscenses (Aragón, España). Análisis espacial, estudio de materiales, interpretación de pautas de localización.