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In Search of the Broad Spectrum Revolution in Paleolithic Southwest Europe (Paperback) (Emily Lena

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The people who inhabited Southwest Europe from 30,000 to 13,000 years ago are often portrayed as big game hunters – and indeed, in some locations (Cantabrian Spain, the Pyrenees, the Dordogne) the archaeological record supports this interpretation. But in other places, notably Mediterranean Iberia, the inhabitants focused their hunting efforts on smaller game, such as rabbits, fish, and birds. Were they less effective hunters? Were these environments depleted of red deer and other large game? Or is this evidence of Paleolithic people’s adaptability?

This volume explores these questions, along the way delving into the history of the “bigger equals better” assumption; optimal foraging theory and niche construction theory; and patterns of environmental and subsistence change across the Pleistocene-Holocene transition.

Number of Pages: 100.0
Genre: Social Science
Sub-Genre: Anthropology / General
Series Title: Springerbriefs in Archaeology
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Springer Verlag
Author: Emily Lena Jones
Language: English
Street Date: October 15, 2015
TCIN: 50532577
UPC: 9783319223506
Item Number (DPCI): 248-08-1104

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