Looking for the ‘Asturian’ dwelling areas : New data from El Alloru and Sierra Plana de la Borbolla (Asturias, Spain)

  1. Marian Cueto 1
  2. Ángel Fano 2
  3. Luis C. Teira 1
  4. Paloma Uzquiano 3
  5. Pablo Arias 1
  6. Carlos Duarte
  7. Christoph Salzmann
  8. Esteban Álvarez Fernández 4
  9. Patricia Fernández Sánchez
  10. Inés L. López Doriga 1
  11. eneko Iriarte 5
  12. Sara Nuñez
  13. Miriam Cubas
  14. Félix Teichner
  15. Ana Cristina Araujo
  1. 1 Universidad de Cantabria

    Universidad de Cantabria

    Santander, España

    ROR https://ror.org/046ffzj20

  2. 2 Universidad de La Rioja

    Universidad de La Rioja

    Logroño, España

    ROR https://ror.org/0553yr311

  3. 3 Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia

    Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia

    Madrid, España

    ROR https://ror.org/02msb5n36

  4. 4 Universidad de Salamanca

    Universidad de Salamanca

    Salamanca, España

    ROR https://ror.org/02f40zc51

  5. 5 Universidad de Burgos

    Universidad de Burgos

    Burgos, España

    ROR https://ror.org/049da5t36

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ISBN: 978-86-80094-14-4

Year of publication: 2021

Pages: 169-176

Type: Book chapter


The ‘Asturian culture’ is an archaeological techno-complex characteristic of the coastal areas of centraland eastern Asturias and western Cantabria in northern Spain. Despite a long tradition of research on thisarchaeological phenomenon, little information has been acquired about domestic structures. Even locationsof living areas have been poorly understood. Dealing with this problem in northern Spain has been one of themain aims of COASTTRAN, a research project that has investigated the transition from the Late Mesolithic tothe Neolithic on the Atlantic coast of south-western Europe. This paper presents the results of the programmethat systematically investigated this issue. The programme included a detailed geomorphological assessmentof the most promising areas, magnetometry survey, sedimentological cores, and archaeological test pits intwo selected open-air sites: El Alloru and Sierra Plana de la Borbolla. The preliminary results of this researchare presented here, and implications for the study of the Mesolithic of northern Iberia are discussed