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Interdisciplinary Study of the Tomb AV from the Neolithic Settlement of La Esparragosa (Chiclana de la Frontera, Cadiz, Spain)

Eduardo Vijande-Vila, José Ramos-Muñoz, Manuela Pérez-Rodríguez,
Adolfo Moreno-Márquez, Juan Jesús Cantillo, Salvador Domínguez-Bella,
Sergio Almisas, José Antonio Riquelme, Milagrosa C. Soriguer,
Ignacio Clemente-Conte, Virginia García, Antonio Barrena, Blanca Ruiz,
María José Gil, Diego Fernández-Sánchez

Arqueol. Iberoam.

The archaeological site of La Esparragosa is located in the province of Cadiz, Spain, on the northern shore of the Strait of Gibraltar. The tomb under consideration is an exceptional example, within the context of the so-called “Silos Fields culture”. Excavations have attested a burial pit for one individual, who was found covered by a layer of Ruditapes decussatus (clam) (477 specimens in total). This article presents the first results of the multidisciplinary studies carried out on this burial, including 14C AMS and TL datings, physical anthropology studies and archaeozoological, archaeometrical, use-wear and pollen analysis. These studies highlight the importance of marine resources for this community, both in economic and ideological terms.

Neolithic; Strait of Gibraltar; Marine resources; Burial.

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Vijande-Vila, E., J. Ramos-Muñoz, M. Pérez-Rodríguez, A. Moreno-Márquez, J. J. Cantillo, S. Domínguez-Bella, S. Almisas, J. A. Riquelme, M. C. Soriguer, I. Clemente-Conte, V. García, A. Barrena, B. Ruiz, M. J. Gil, D. Fernández-Sánchez. 2018. Estudio interdisciplinar de la tumba AV del asentamiento neolítico de La Esparragosa (Chiclana de la Frontera, Cádiz, España). Arqueología Iberoamericana 37: 40-47.

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Publication date: February 14, 2018.

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