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Demographic and cultural dynamics of the Portuguese Estremadura in the 4th-3rd millennia BC: A multi-proxy approach

Author(s): Katina Lillios ; Joel D. Irish ; Anna J. Waterman ; Ana Maria Silva

Year: 2016

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The cultural dynamics of the Late Neolithic-Copper Age of the Portuguese Estremadura have traditionally been viewed in purely socio-economic terms, involving an increase in social differentiation and economic intensification. In this study, by using analyses of dental morphology and stable and radiogenic isotopes from collective burial populations in the region, we contribute additional lines of evidence to this historical trajectory. In particular we use this biological evidence to elucidate demographic relationships within and between these late prehistoric communities, including bio-distance and mobility patterns and dietary heterogeneity, and relate these to social practices and environmental constraints.


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Demographic and cultural dynamics of the Portuguese Estremadura in the 4th-3rd millennia BC: A multi-proxy approach. Katina Lillios, Joel D. Irish, Anna J. Waterman, Ana Maria Silva. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Orlando, Florida. 2016 ( tDAR id: 404837)


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Europe


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min long: -11.074; min lat: 37.44 ; max long: 50.098; max lat: 70.845 ;

Arizona State University The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Science Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Society for American Archaeology Archaeological Institute of America