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Settlement dynamics at the Middle Paleolithic site Sima de Las Palomas de Teba, southern Spain
Yvonne Tafelmaier * , Sergio Almisas  1@  , Antonio Barrena Tocino  1@  , Serafin Becerra, Lidia Cabello, Pedro Cantalejo-Duarte  2@  , Salvador Domínguez-Bella  1@  , Martin Kehl  3@  , Nicole Klasen  3@  , Taylor Otto  4@  , Andreas Pastoors  5@  , Jose Ramos-Muñoz  1@  , Eduardo Vijande  1@  , Gerd-Christian Weniger  6@  
1 : Departamento de Historia, Geografía y Filosofia, Universidad de Cádiz
Avda. Gómez Ulla s.n, Cádiz -  Espagne
2 : Centro de la Prehistoria/Cueva de Ardales
Avda. de Málaga, nº 1. 29550 Ardales (Málaga) -  Espagne
3 : Institute of Geography, University of Cologne
4 : University of Cologne
5 : University of Erlangen  -  Site web
Talstr. 300 40822 Mettmann -  Allemagne
6 : Neanderthal Museum
Talstraße 300, 40822 Mettmann -  Allemagne
* : Auteur correspondant

Middle Palaeolithic occupations are documented in various cave and rock shelter sites in Southern Spain such as Carigüela (Fernández et al., 2007) or Complejo del Humo (Ramos et al., 2005; Jennings, 2006). Since 2010 a Spanish-German team is working at a newly discovered site in the Province of Málaga: The Sima de las Palomas de Teba (Kehl et al. 2016). The site, situated within the Cretaceous limestone of the Sierra de Teba-Peñarrubia, contains an at least 7m-thick stratigraphic sequence. Its chronology reaches from Recent Prehistory to at least 55 kyrs BP with especially intense Middle Palaeolithic occupations at the bottom of the stratigraphy. Thus, questions about the transition from the Middle to the Upper Palaeolithic, the long survival of Neanderthals in the southern part of Iberia as well as settlement dynamics in the late Middle Palaeolithic can be addressed. The presentation will give an introduction to the site and present first data on Neanderthal behavioural variability with respect to technological aspects in lithic production, site function and mobility patterns.

 

Literature cited

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 Kehl, M., Burow, Ch., Cantalajo, P., Domínguez-Bella, S., Durán, J.J., Henselowsky, F., Klasen, N., Linstädter, J., Medianero, J., Pastoors, A., Ramos, J., Reicherter, K., Schmidt, Ch., Weniger, G.-Chr. (2016). Site formation and chronology of the new Paleolithic site Sima de Las Palomas de Teba, southern Spain. Quaternary Research 85, 313–331.

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