Not Only Flint: Levallois on Quartzite and Limestone at Abrigo de la Quebrada (Valencia, Spain): Implications for Neandertal Behavior

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Not Only Flint: Levallois on Quartzite and Limestone at Abrigo de la Quebrada (Valencia, Spain): Implications for Neandertal Behavior

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dc.contributor.author Eixea, Aleix
dc.contributor.author Villaverde, Valentín
dc.contributor.author Zilhão, João
dc.date.accessioned 2021-10-13T07:59:01Z
dc.date.available 2021-10-14T04:45:05Z
dc.date.issued 2016 es_ES
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10550/80451
dc.description.abstract This paper investigates the application of the Levallois technique to the knapping of nonflint raw materials (limestone and quartzite) in the upper levels of the Abrigo de la Quebrada rockshelter (Chelva, Valencia, Spain). Besides highlighting the significant flexibility that characterized Neandertal behavior, such an application is of singular interest because goodquality flint—lacking fissures and impurities and presenting a compact and homogeneous texture—is abundant in the site’s immediate vicinity. In other assemblages, the scarcity or poor quality of flint often suffices to explain the recourse to alternatives, but in these Quebrada levels raw material choice must be primarily determined by other factors. Based on the dimensions of the different blank types, the percentage of Levallois blanks that were retouched into formal tools, and the presence of use-wear damage, combined with inferences derived from the study of the faunal remains, the hearths, and the spatial distribution of finds, it is proposed that such factors concern the length and function of the occupations and the wider systems of settlement, subsistence, and mobility of which such occupations were a part es_ES
dc.description.sponsorship PROMETEOII/2013/016 es_ES
dc.description.sponsorship FFI 2008-01200/FISO es_ES
dc.description.sponsorship HAR 2008-04273-E/HIST es_ES
dc.language.iso en es_ES
dc.source Eixea, A, Villaverde, V, Zilhão, J. (2016). Not Only Flint: Levallois on Quartzite and Limestone at Abrigo de la Quebrada (Valencia, Spain): Implications for Neandertal Behavior. Journal of Anthropological Research, 72, 24-57. es_ES
dc.subject Lithic technology, Levallois, limestone, quartzite, Middle Paleolithic, Neandertal behavior, Iberian Peninsula es_ES
dc.title Not Only Flint: Levallois on Quartzite and Limestone at Abrigo de la Quebrada (Valencia, Spain): Implications for Neandertal Behavior es_ES
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article es_ES
dc.subject.unesco UNESCO::HISTORIA es_ES
dc.identifier.doi 10.1086/685265 es_ES
dc.description.abstractenglish This paper investigates the application of the Levallois technique to the knapping of nonflint raw materials (limestone and quartzite) in the upper levels of the Abrigo de la Quebrada rockshelter (Chelva, Valencia, Spain). Besides highlighting the significant flexibility that characterized Neandertal behavior, such an application is of singular interest because goodquality flint—lacking fissures and impurities and presenting a compact and homogeneous texture—is abundant in the site’s immediate vicinity. In other assemblages, the scarcity or poor quality of flint often suffices to explain the recourse to alternatives, but in these Quebrada levels raw material choice must be primarily determined by other factors. Based on the dimensions of the different blank types, the percentage of Levallois blanks that were retouched into formal tools, and the presence of use-wear damage, combined with inferences derived from the study of the faunal remains, the hearths, and the spatial distribution of finds, it is proposed that such factors concern the length and function of the occupations and the wider systems of settlement, subsistence, and mobility of which such occupations were a part es_ES
dc.identifier.idgrec 106786 es_ES
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dc.embargo.terms 0 days es_ES


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