How North Iberia was lost? The Early Neolithic in Cantabrian Spain

  1. Miguel Ángel Fano
  2. Miriam Cubas
Actes de conférence:
International conference on the Mesolithic in Europe (9. 2015. Belgrado)

ISBN: 978-86-80094-15-1 978-86-80094-16-8

Année de publication: 2021

Volumen: 2

Pages: 706-712

Type: Communication dans un congrès


This paper presents the current state of research on the Mesolithic-Neolithic transition in Cantabrian Spain. TheNeolithization process took place later in the north of the Iberian Peninsula (from c. 5000 cal BC onwards) thanin other parts of the peninsula, such as Mediterranean Spain, where the transition occurred some centuriesearlier. This time of change is studied through available chronological information and social changes thatcan be inferred from the known archaeological evidence. Special attention is paid to elements of change and/or continuity in such aspects as settlement patterns, technology, and subsistence practices. The data point toa model of continuity and not of sudden change, with the last hunter-gatherer societies playing an active rolein the adoption of the new way of life.