Short-Term Occupations in Paleolithic Archaeology

Definition and Interpretation

  • João Cascalheira
  • Andrea Picin

Part of the Interdisciplinary Contributions to Archaeology book series (IDCA)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Andrea Picin, João Cascalheira
    Pages 1-15
  3. Methodological and Theoretical Approaches to Short-Term Occupations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 17-17
    2. Rafael Mora Torcal, Miquel Roy Sunyer, Jorge Martínez-Moreno, Alfonso Benito-Calvo, Sofia Samper Carro
      Pages 39-69
  4. Settlement Dynamics in Western-Central Europe

  5. Paleolithic Hunter-Gatherers and Carnivore Dens

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 147-147
    2. Lena Asryan, Andreu Ollé, Norah Moloney, Tania King
      Pages 149-181
    3. Andrea Picin, Ruth Blasco, Maite Arilla, Florent Rivals, M. Gema Chacón, Bruno Gómez de Soler et al.
      Pages 183-213
  6. Archaeological Perspectives from the Western Mediterranean

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 215-215
    2. Amèlia Bargalló, Maria Joana Gabucio, Bruno Gómez de Soler, M. Gema Chacón, Manuel Vaquero
      Pages 217-235
    3. Leopoldo Pérez, Jorge Machado, Alfred Sanchis, Cristo M. Hernández, Carolina Mallol, Bertila Galván
      Pages 237-289
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 291-296

About this book


This edited book aims to provide a new perspective on the identification and interpretation of short-term occupations in Paleolithic Archaeology.

The volume includes contributions with a particular focus on the definition and identification of short-term occupations in Paleolithic contexts, aiming to improve our current knowledge on the topic, both methodologically and interpretatively. The set of chapters coming from a broad spectrum of geographies and chronologies will contribute to the debate on the definition of short-term occupations but also to a better understanding on how past hunter-gatherers communities adapted and moved in different environmental contexts across time.

The in-depth examinations of short-term occupations in different chronologies and environments will shed light on an aspect of the behavioral trajectories of the human species in the management of the territory.


understanding prehistoric lifestyles hunter‐ gatherers and the landscape technological and subsistence strategies territory management hunter‐gatherers groups ethnographic concepts and archaeological record mobility strategies and the history of human evolution

Editors and affiliations

  • João Cascalheira
    • 1
  • Andrea Picin
    • 2
  1. 1.ICArEHBUniversity of AlgarveFaroPortugal
  2. 2.Department of Human EvolutionMax Plank Institute for Evolutionary AnthropologyLeipzigGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-27402-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-27403-0
  • Series Print ISSN 1568-2722
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