Cambios ambientales y adaptaciones humanas durante el inicio del Holoceno en el litoral cantábrico oriental

XV Basque Studies Congress: Donostia-Baiona 2001. SBasque Science and culture and computer networks

Iriarte Chiapusso, María José

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Donostia-San Sebastián

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The environmental evolution of the coast and the social, economic and cultural adjustment of human groups that live there are especially important for various reasons. Among such reasons arethe sensibility toward changes at sea level or small thermal oscillations, a greater continuity in the occupation due to good environmental conditions in the coastal area and their arrangement as a "corridor", as well as the presence of sedimentation phenomena not caused by humans). In such circumstances, both reference to its volume, as well as to its relative conditions of conservation, the Cantabric coast presents an especially suitable paleo-environmental record. This communication will mainly concentrate on the archeobotanic record and a period (dated between 10.000 and 4.000 B.P.) in which environmental and archaeological changes that affect the Cantabric coast are determining. This is the end of the Pleistocene period, with the corresponding adjustment to fauna and flora andthe oscillations in sea level; the introduction of a production economy as from Neolithic; the modification of the landscape by human pressure; phytologic division similar to the current potential, etc. We already have some information on such matters, which we will put in order for their exhibition.
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