The Pleistocene and Holocene Hunter-gatherers in Iberia and the Strait of Gibraltar
This work on Prehistoric times presents the main archaeo-paleontological groups of the Iberian Peninsula, reflected in eight geologic and physiographic regions, in addition to two thematic chapters on the regions with cave painting recordings: Cantabria and Levante.
In this reference work, historians and history lovers can find up-to-date and essential information on the archaeological sites which, according to the editors, are the most significant of our prehistoric times.
This work on Prehistoric times presents the main archaeo-paleontological groups of the Iberian Peninsula, reflected in eight geologic and physiographic regions, in addition to two thematic chapters on the regions with cave painting recordings: Cantabria and Levante. The book highlights the major lines of research that are being carried out in this field, which contains the most ancient and significant record of the European continent which is essential to knowledge about human evolution in western Europe.
This book provides an update on the knowledge of societies with predation economies who settled in Iberia. The record of this region is essential to the reconstruction of the evolution of human behavioural biology and culture in Europe since it contains the most primitive and significant records of humanisation in the continent, and because the principle explanatory lines of the process can be traced in it. This is due to the great wealth of the broad and complete record, which covers all the development stages and all the adaptive and cultural forms, which were discovered in the discipline’s early stages in the 19th century.
This volume is intended to be a systematic presentation of the empirical data obtained by teams of researchers who analyse this record year after year. It has included the data of the main archaeo-paleontological sites and contains the most significant data organised into eight major physiographic and geological regions which seek to demonstrate human adaptation to similar environments. In addition to these eight regions, it was also decided to present two thematic chapters devoted to the regions with the most extensive symbolic cave behaviour record: Cantabria and Levante. The cave records outside these two regions will addressed within the corresponding regions.
Finally, it may be worth noting that in addition to the empirical data, we wanted to highlight the important lines of research that are being carried out by modern Spanish archaeology in this field.