The würmian mammalian fauna of Grotta Barbara (Monte Circeo): palaeoeconomical and environment conditions data / La mammalofauna würmiana di Grotta Barbara (Monte Circeo): implicazioni paleoeconomiche e paleoambientali
 
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Dipartimento di Scienze della Terra, Università di Roma "La Sapienza"
Publish date: 1989-07-30
 
Hystrix It. J. Mamm. 1989;1(1)
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Abstract A fossil fauna composed predominantly by red deer, and also containing fallow-deer and steinbock was examined. It comes from late-Mousterian levels at Grotta Barbara, and is correlated with the first moderately cold oscillations of palaeotemperature stage 3. The analysis of the remains suggests that: a) among cervids, young and females were preferentially hunted; b) butchering was performed mainly in the cave; c) the bones were crushed in order to extract the marrow and, less frequently, the fat. Riassunto Viene esaminata una fauna a cervo dominante, daino e stambecco, proveniente dai livelli a industria tardo-musteriana di Grotta Barbara. L'associazione viene riferita alle prime oscillazioni moderatamente fredde dello stadio 3 della scala isotopica. L'analisi dei resti consente di ipotizzare che: a) la caccia era rivolta in prevalenza a femmine giovani; b) la macellazione avveniva prevalentemente in grotta; c) le ossa erano frantumate al fine di estrarne il midollo e, meno frequentemente, il grasso.
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