Cultural Cannibalism as a Paleoeconomic System in the European Lower Pleistocene

@article{Carbonell2010CulturalCA,
  title={Cultural Cannibalism as a Paleoeconomic System in the European Lower Pleistocene},
  author={Eudald Carbonell and Isabel C{\'a}ceres and Marina Lozano and Palmira Saladi{\'e} and Jordi Rosell and Carlos Lorenzo and Josep Vallverd{\'u} and Rosa Huguet and Antonio Canals and Jos{\'e} Mar{\'i}a Berm{\'u}dez de Castro},
  journal={Current Anthropology},
  year={2010},
  volume={51},
  pages={539 - 549}
}
Human cannibalism is currently recorded in abundant archaeological assemblages of different chronologies. The TD6 level of Gran Dolina (Sierra de Atapuerca, Burgos), at more than 800 ka, is the oldest case known at present. The analysis of cranial and postcranial remains of Homo antecessor has established the presence of various alterations of anthropic origin (cut marks and bone breakage) related with exploitation of carcasses. The human remains do not show a specific distribution, and they… 
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