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The those who inhabited Southwest Europe from 30,000 to 13,000 years in the past are usually portrayed as gigantic online game hunters – and certainly, in a few destinations (Cantabrian Spain, the Pyrenees, the Dordogne) the archaeological checklist helps this interpretation. yet in different places, particularly Mediterranean Iberia, the population concentrated their looking efforts on smaller online game, similar to rabbits, fish, and birds. have been they much less powerful hunters? have been those environments depleted of pink deer and different huge video game? Or is that this proof of Paleolithic people’s adaptability?

This quantity explores those questions, alongside the way in which delving into the historical past of the “bigger equals larger” assumption; optimum foraging concept and area of interest development thought; and styles of environmental and subsistence swap around the Pleistocene-Holocene transition.

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