Asturian of Cantabria: Early Holocene Hunter-Gatherers in Northern Spain
AuthorClark, Geoffrey A.
KeywordsMesolithic period -- Spain -- Cantabria.
Kitchen-middens -- Spain -- Cantabria.
Cantabria (Spain) -- Antiquities.
Spain -- Antiquities.
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Table of ContentsPreface / Research Approaches to the European Mesolithic / Cantabrian Geography / The Asturian of Cantabria: Survey of Prior Research / Archaeological Investigations at Liencres / Industrial Remains / Faunal Remains / Catchment Analysis of Asturian Sites / Early Holocene Adaptations / Appendix A. Pollen Samples from Liencres - Geoffrey Clark and Josefa Menendez-Amor / Appendix B. Liencres: The 1972 Surface Collection / Appendix C. Site, Excavator, and Storage Location of Illustrated Artifacts / References / Index
Series/Report no.Anthropological Papers of the University of Arizona, No. 41
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