Investigating livestock management in the early Neolithic archaeological site of Cabecicos Negros (Almería, Spain) from the organic residue analysis in pottery

N. Tarifa-Mateo*, M. Saña, X. Clop, A. Rosell-Melé, M. D. Camalich-Massieu, D. Martín-Socas

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Abstract

This paper seeks to reconstruct the management of food resources in the early Neolithic site of Cabecicos Negros in southeastern Spain. For this purpose, we have studied 29 potsherds from Cabecicos Negros (Andalusia, Spain). Applying the methods of gas chromatography and mass spectrometry we were able to recompose the daily use of the sherds related to the consumption and storage of food products. Among the results obtained in this work, we were able to show new evidence of the exploitation of dairy products in the south of the Iberian Peninsula, as well as provide information on the exploitation and management of the early domestic animals herds. To improve the archaeological results obtained, isotopic results were compared with a modern reference of 53 fat samples from the adipose tissue of domestic pigs and wild boars.

Original languageEnglish
Article number4797
Number of pages11
JournalSCIENTIFIC REPORTS
Volume13
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 23 Mar 2023

Keywords

  • Animals
  • Archaeology/methods
  • Europe
  • Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry
  • Livestock
  • Spain

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