The evidence of exploitation of Capra and Ovis within the Bronze Age levels at El Portalón (Atapuerca, Burgos, Spain)

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The evidence of exploitation of Capra and Ovis within the Bronze Age levels at El Portalón (Atapuerca, Burgos, Spain)

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S2-1, New Approaches to the Secondary Products Revolution, poster

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Abstract:

The archaeological site of El Portalón is found at the entrance of a large karstic system known as Cueva Mayor, located in the Sierra de Atapuerca (Burgos), in the north of the Iberian Peninsula. While the site’s chronology ranges from 30,000 B.P. to 1,000 B.P., the excavated area has been divided into 11 stratigraphic units, including the lower Late Pleistocene, Mesolithic, Neolithic, Chalcolithic, Early and Middle Bronze Age, Iron Age, Roman, and Medieval periods (Carretero et al. 2008). During the Bronze Age, the faunal remains show a clear dominance of domestic versus wild species, with ovicaprine livestock as the most abundant. Remains of Ovis aries and Capra hircus were selected through taxonomical and anatomical analysis for further demographic studies. Mortality profiles based on the analysis of the mandibular remains were made using Grant’s (1982) and Payne’s method (1973, 1987), and for isolated teeth using Ducos’ method (1968). These profiles allow differentiation of the type of animal exploitation into primary products (meat) or secondary products (milk and fleece).

Authors:

GALINDO-PELLICENA María Ángeles1 and ARSUAGA Juan Luis2

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1 Centro Mixto UCM-ISCIII de Evolución y Comportamiento Humanos, c/Sinesio Delgado 4, pab.14, Madrid, Spain (mgalindo@isciii.es;
2 Centro Mixto UCM-ISCIII de Evolución y Comportamiento Humanos, c/Sinesio Delgado 4, pab.14, Madrid, Spain (jlarsuaga@isciii.es)

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Galindo-Pellicena, María Ángeles
Arsuaga, Juan Luis

Date

August 2010

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Galindo-Pellicena, María Ángeles and Arsuaga, Juan Luis. "The evidence of exploitation of Capra and Ovis within the Bronze Age levels at El Portalón (Atapuerca, Burgos, Spain)," in BoneCommons, Item #1152, http://alexandriaarchive.org/bonecommons/items/show/1152 (accessed August 7, 2020).

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