Stone Age Prehistory of Northern Spain

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Science  01 Nov 1985:
Vol. 230, Issue 4725, pp. 501-507
DOI: 10.1126/science.230.4725.501


The Vasco-Cantabrian region of Spain is one of the few areas of the world where a large sample of archeological sites has yielded a detailed record of the changes in the human condition in the period spanning Neanderthal times from about 125,000 years ago until the adoption of food production, less than 6000 years ago in this area. During this time, human adaptations underwent a series of crucial transformations involving profound changes in cultural systems and perthaps also in aspects of the biological basis for culture.