Carcass transport decisions in Homo antecessor subsistence strategies.

  title={Carcass transport decisions in Homo antecessor subsistence strategies.},
  author={Palmira Saladi{\'e} and Rosa Huguet and Carlos D{\'i}ez and Antonio J. Rodr{\'i}guez-Hidalgo and Isabel C{\'a}ceres and Josep Vallverd{\'u} and Jordi Rosell and Jos{\'e} Mar{\'i}a Berm{\'u}dez de Castro and Eudald Carbonell},
  journal={Journal of human evolution},
  volume={61 4},

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  • 2001
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