International Journal of Human Diversity and Evolution
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'Yravedra J, 2009: A taphonomic perspective in the Upper Pleistocene of the Iberian Peninsula. Anthropologie (Brno) 47, 1-2: 7-32'.
The arguments for the reconstruction of the hominids' economic behaviour have been discussed by many researchers in the last years. The taxonomic variability, age and mortality patterns or skeletal part profiles are ambiguous tools used in zooarchaeology. It is very usual to find them support or reject hunting or scavenging behaviours. Here we show that the use of taxonomic patterns, ages or skeletal part profiles is not the proper diagnosis for the identification of different economic strategies. On the other hand, several experiments and archaeological evidence reveal that bone surface alteration is the most efficient tool we can use in the interpretation of faunal remains and bone accumulations.
Hunting - Scavenging - Iberian Peninsula - Cut marks - Taphonomy - Mousterian - Upper Palaeolithic

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