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Ref ID: 25239
Ref Type: Book Section in a Series
Authors: Stiner, Mary C.
Title: Small Animal Exploitation and its Relation to Hunting, Scavenging, and Gathering in the Italian Mousterian
Date: 1993
Source: Hunting and Animal Exploitation in the Later Palaeolithic and Mesolithic of Eurasia
Publisher: American Anthropological Association
Abstract: The remains of small aquatic animals are preserved in many Mousterian caves along the Mediterranean coast. These faunas offer clues about hominids' strategies of searching for and transporting small food packages, an important complement to information on ungulate exploitation in the same region. Marine shellfish and tortoise remains from Grotta dei Moscerini, a shallow cave on the Tyrrhenian (west‐central) Italian coast, are examined from taphonomic, zooarchaeologic, and biogeographic perspectives. Mousterian use of large mobile versus small sessile prey are compared to related practices by some “fully modern” human cultures.
Identifier: 0-913167-61-4
Date Created: 7/23/2019
Editors: Peterkin, Gail Larsen
Bricker, Harvey M
Mellars, Paul
Number: 4
Page Start: 107
Page End: 126
Series Editor: Clark, G. A.
Series Title: Archeological Papers of the American Anthropological Association