Flint & Shell: raw materials as evidences of long distance contacts in Cantabrian Spain during the Magdalenian

  1. Antonio Tarriño 1
  2. Esteban Álvarez Fernández 2
  3. Sergio Martín Jarque 2
  1. 1 Universidad del País Vasco/Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea

    Universidad del País Vasco/Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea

    Lejona, España

    ROR https://ror.org/000xsnr85

  2. 2 Universidad de Salamanca

    Universidad de Salamanca

    Salamanca, España

    ROR https://ror.org/02f40zc51

The Beef behind all Possible Past (The Tandem Festschrifr in Honour of Eleine Turner and Martin Street)

Publisher: Verlag de Römisch

ISBN: 978-3-88467-342-3

Year of publication: 2021

Pages: 297-324

Type: Book chapter


Two types of raw material used by Magdalenian hunter-gatherers are studied here. Based on the archaeological record of five Magdalenian assemblages of northern Spain, flint is first examined with a focus on its provenance beforeobjects of adornment made of marine gastropods from the Mediterranean Sea are analysed. Also modifications of thematerials have been studied, providing information of where, how and when these modifications were made. Regional Magdalenian mobility is discussed through the study of these artefacts.