Pablo Arias

Pablo Arias
Universidad de Cantabria | UNICAN · Instituto Internacional de Investigaciones Prehistóricas de Cantabria (IIIPC)

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The infilling of coastal incised river valleys is an important sedimentary record that holds imprinting's of depositional environments and sea-level variations. Notwithstanding, the stratigraphic record is difficult to interpret once: i) incised valley coastal areas preserve information both from marine and fluvial processes; ii) the morphology of...
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L’utilisation de la 3D dans l’étude de sites archéologiques s’est fortement développée depuis plus d’une décennie compte tenu de ses apports notamment dans des contextes où la visibilité et/ou l’accès sont restreints (Chase et al. 2010 ; Jaillet et al., 2017). Les milieux souterrains présentent différentes contraintes à l’analyse et l’observation :...
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In this paper we present the results of a multidisciplinary study performed in the Carrasqueira valley, a tributary of the River Sado (SW Portugal), aimed at characterising the Holocene environmental conditions during the late Mesolithic occupation of this valley. Our findings are based on a 13.5 m long sediment core (Arez3) collected on the alluvi...
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By demonstrating through geomorphological analysis the construction of decorated caves such as Nawarla Gabarnmang, Borologa and Clogg's Cave in Australia (Delannoy et al. 2014, 2018, 2020), Chauvet (Delannoy et al. 2014), Bruniquel (Jaubert et al. 2016) or the Points (Jaillet et al. 2018), new research dynamics are increasingly developing on decora...
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This paper reviews the available information about the excavations carried out by Miguel Ángel García Guinea (1970) and J. Alfonso Moure Romanillo (1972-1986) in the chamber in Tito Bustillo cave known as the Living Area. It highlights the publication of new data about the deposit, comprising radiocarbon dates and the analyses of biotic remains (la...
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En este artículo se hace una puesta al día sobre la información disponible relativa a las excavaciones arqueológicas efectuadas en la Cueva de El Cierro. Está focalizado en las intervenciones llevadas a cabo con posterioridad a la primera excavación en el yacimiento, realizada por el profesor Francisco Jordá Cerdá en 1959, tanto las efectuadas po...
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The aims of this work are to characterize the palaeoenvironmental evolution and the sedimentary fluvial responses to climate and river flow changes of the upstream reaches of the Sado estuary since the Mid-Late Holocene. By combining the previous information, we also intent to define the limit of the fluvial-estuarine boundary and maximum limit of...
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El Pendo Cave (Cantabrian Spain) is a well-known Palaeolithic archaeological site listed in the World Heritage by UNESCO. Nevertheless, the site preserves outstanding evidence of a Bronze Age context defined by the presence of non-sedimented circular structures, organic material (i.e., cordage, crafted wood and bark elements), metal objects and abu...
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Chert samples from different coastal and inland outcrops in the Eastern Asturias (Spain) were mineralogically investigated for the first time for archaeological purposes. X-ray diffraction, X-ray fluorescence, transmission electron microscopy, infrared and Raman spectroscopy and total organic carbon techniques were used. The low content of moganite...
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Four excavations have been performed at the archaeological site of Cova Rosa (Asturias, Cantabrian Spain): three of them in the second half of last century and the other in this decade. Although little of the archaeological material found in those excavations has been published, here we attempt the stratigraphic correlation of sections revealed by...
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The ‘Asturian culture’ is an archaeological techno-complex characteristic of the coastal areas of central and eastern Asturias and western Cantabria in northern Spain. Despite a long tradition of research on this archaeological phenomenon, little information has been acquired about domestic structures. Even locations of living areas have been po...
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For one hundred years the Asturian has been the main reference point for the Mesolithic of northern Spain at both national and international levels. However, from the very beginning of research, some Basque counterparts to the eastern Asturian shell middens were added to the list and were very soon studied by T. de Aranzadi, J. M. de Barandiaran,...
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Front Cover Illustration: Sculpted sandstone boulder named 'Chronos' (inv. no. 5) from Lepenski Vir (National Museum in Belgrade) Back Cover Illustration: Lepenski Vir during excavations (Photograph courtesy of Alan McPherron) CIP-Каталогизација у публикацији Народна библиотека Србије, Београд 903(4)"632/633"(082) 902.2(4)(082) FORAGING Assemblages...
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La Garma es uno de los sitios más relevantes para el estudio de la Prehistoria europea. Destaca por su larga y continua secuencia arqueológica, comprendida entre el Paleolítico inferior y la Edad Media, por su arte rupestre paleolítico y por un conjunto de suelos del Magdaleniense medio en un extraordinario estado de conservación, que, además, han...
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The introduction of farming had far-reaching impacts on health, social structure and demography. Although the spread of domesticated plants and animals has been extensively tracked, it is unclear how these nascent economies developed within different environmental and cultural settings. Using molecular and isotopic analysis of lipids from pottery,...
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In spite of Spain’s long coastline (nearly 8000 km) and its well-established tradition in underwater archaeology, the prehistoric settlement of the continental shelf is practically unknown with very few finds. Underwater research has focused on naval archaeology and, until very recently, no attempt had been made to look for prehistoric underwater s...
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Archaeological sites attributed to the Late Prehistory are located all along the Sella valley and they are dated from the Mesolithic to the Iron Age. Although these chronologies of the Prehistory have not been addressed in a systematic research, broad archaeological evidence allows us to establish a reliable archaeological basis. In this contribut...
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Fat residue analysis in sherds has allowed in the last years to target the cooking practices of prehistoric groups. Lipids identified in several ceramic samples from diverse sites in Northern Iberia show that dairy products were already present during the early stages of the regional Neolithic, side by side with meat derived from ruminants.
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This paper presents new archaeological evidence recorded in the late Pleistocene levels from Arangas cave (Northern Spain). The main goal is to reconstruct the subsistence strategies of the hunter-gatherer groups that occupied the cave between 18,500 and 12,500 cal BP from the integral study of biotic and abiotic remains. Anthracological study reve...
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Between ca.8400-7000 cal BP Late Mesolithic communities occupied the Sado valley embankments, upstream Alcácer do Sal, Portugal. The consumption of marine resources is attested by the shell waste abandoned in several sites (known as shell middens) and later confirmed by isotopic analyses on bone collagen from individuals buried in these locations....
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We provide new detailed contextual information for the human remains recovered in 1984 from the coastal site of Samouquiera, Alentejo, Portugal. The main focus is on two incomplete, but at least partially articulated, skeletons of adult males. AMS radiocarbon dating places both individuals in the range 7660-7505 calBP. One of the two results is fro...
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El Cierro Cave possesses one of the few sequences in SW Europe in which archaeological levels cover the transition from the late Pleistocene to the early Holocene. Information contributed by the palynological and anthracological studies indicates that this transition was marked by a steady expansion of broadleaf woodland and a reduction in herbaceo...
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Several stalagmite records have yielded important but discontinuous insights into northern Iberian climate since the Last Glacial. Here we present the first continuous Iberian stalagmite-based reconstruction of climate since the Bølling-Allerød interstadial, from a single stalagmite sample (GAR-01 from La Garma Cave, Cantabria). The ~13.5 ka GAR-01...
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Stable carbon and nitrogen isotope research on past populations in the Iberian Neolithic has emphasized the Atlantic and Mediterranean coasts. This study provides the first isotopic insights into the diet and subsistence economy of Early and Middle Neolithic populations from open-air sites in interior north-central Iberia. We present bone collagen...
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Full text: http://rdcu.be/m1bD The analysis of plant macroremains from Poças de São Bento, a shell-midden in the Sado Valley (Portugal), has provided interesting insights into the shell-midden formation processes and the presence of resources which are often “invisible” in this kind of sites. Preservation and representation issues are discussed i...
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Shell midden formation is largely controlled by an- thropogenic processes, resulting from human exploitation of aquatic resources. This makes shell middens archives of both human behaviour and palaeoenvironmental records. However, their often complex stratigraphy hampers the isola- tion of individual anthropogenic events. In the central/ southern c...
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Estuaries are sensitive to changes in global to regional sea level, to climate-driven variation in rainfall and to fluvial discharge. In this study, we use source and environmentally sensitive proxies together with radiocarbon dating to examine a 7-m-thick sedimentary record from the Sado estuary accumulated throughout the last 3.6 kyr. The lithofa...
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El noroeste de la península ibérica es un ámbito geográfico particularmente interesante para estudiar la evolución del comportamiento funerario durante el Neolítico. Desde el mismo proceso de neolitización se observan transformaciones muy relevantes en el registro sepulcral. Los cazadores-recolectores del VI milenio cal BC realizaban inhumaciones i...
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El Cierro Cave contains an archaeosedimentary record of the Upper Pleistocene and Early Holocene that starts with a Middle Palaeolithic level, followed by a complete sequence of the Upper Paleolithic, and ends with two levels of shell middens dated from the Azilian to the Mesolithic. The stratigraphic sequence consists of fourteen levels grouped in...
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El Cierro Cave (Fresno, Ribadesella, Asturias) is a karst cavity located in the West bank of the Sella river and developed in the Carboniferous limestones of the Asturian Massif of the Cantabrian Range (Northern Iberian Peninsula). This cave contains an important sedimentary, archaeological and palaeontological record of the Upper Pleistocene and E...
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La cueva de El Cierro (Ribadesella, Asturias) es una cavidad kárstica situada en la margen oeste del río Sella y desarrollada en las calizas carboníferas del Macizo Asturiano de la Cordillera Cantábrica (norte de la Península Ibérica), que contiene un importante registro sedimentario, arqueológico y paleontológico del Pleistoceno superior y Holocen...
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The discovery in 1995 of the skeletons of fi ve young individuals dating to the seventh–eighth centuries AD in the Lower Gallery at La Garma, a place that is only accessible by descending two shafts 7m and 13m deep, provided solid archaeological evidence for the use of natural caves in Cantabria (northern Spain) for burial during the early medieval...
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The most recent fieldwork carried out by the SADO‑MESO project team at Poças de São Bento shell midden, in the Sado valley, included a systematic strategy of recovery and recording of a large amount of archaeological remains, especially lithic materials. The analysis of the lithic remains obtained in the excavations of the Area 1, between 2010 and...
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Actualmente existe un gran interés por el estudio de zonas costeras sumergidas con objeto de localizar áreas de ocupación humana durante el Paleolítico. La región Cantábrica muestra una importante red de asentamientos en el interior del territorio, lo que permite deducir que la densidad de ocupación paleolítica y mesolítica cerca de la costa fue pr...
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The transition from hunting and gathering to farming involved profound cultural and technological changes. In Western and Central Europe, these changes occurred rapidly and synchronously after the arrival of early farmers of Anatolian origin [1; 2 ; 3], who largely replaced the local Mesolithic hunter-gatherers [1; 4; 5 ; 6]. Further east, in the B...
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Data S1. Dataset of Ancient Samples Used for Population Genetic Analyses, Related to Figures 1, 2, and S3 and STAR Methods
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Data S2. Results of the Outgroup f3 Statistics for the Romanian Genomes, Related to Figures 2 and S3 and STAR Methods
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The transition from hunting and gathering to farming involved profound cultural and technological changes. In Western and Central Europe, these changes occurred rapidly and synchronously after the arrival of early farmers of Anatolian origin [1–3], who largely replaced the local Mesolithic hunter-gatherers [1, 4–6]. Further east, in the Baltic regi...
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The evidence of modern and complex behavior is a key debate in human evolution. Neanderthals have been excluded from this debate from many years, until new insight have provided a new conception of the Neanderthal behavior. Nevertheless, although archaeological data of complex and modern behavior has been inferred, this is not a generalized scenari...
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The Asturian is a classic cultural complex of the European coastal Mesolithic. Since its discovery by Count Vega del Sella in 1914, about one hundred thirty sites have been registered solely in Eastern Asturias, and several tens of them have been explored. However, archaeological information about this Mesolithic complex is tremendously biased. Mos...