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dc.contributor.authorCortell-Nicolau, Alfredo
dc.contributor.authorGarcía-Puchol, Oreto
dc.contributor.authorBarrera-Cruz, María
dc.contributor.authorGarcía-Rivero, Daniel
dc.date.accessioned2022-01-07T16:49:11Z
dc.date.available2022-01-07T16:49:11Z
dc.date.issued2021
dc.date.submitted2021-07-21
dc.identifier.issn1932-6203
dc.identifier.otherpone-d-21-23672
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/332362
dc.description.abstractIn the present article we use geometric microliths (a specific type of arrowhead) and Approximate Bayesian Computation (ABC) in order to evaluate possible origin points and expansion routes for the Neolithic in the Iberian Peninsula. In order to do so, we divide the Iberian Peninsula in four areas (Ebro river, Catalan shores, Xúquer river and Guadalquivir river) and we sample the geometric microliths existing in the sites with the oldest radiocarbon dates for each zone. On this data, we perform a partial Mantel test with three matrices: geographic distance matrix, cultural distance matrix and chronological distance matrix. After this is done, we simulate a series of partial Mantel tests where we alter the chronological matrix by using an expansion model with randomised origin points, and using the distribution of the observed partial Mantel test's results as a summary statistic within an Approximate Bayesian Computation-Sequential Monte-Carlo (ABC-SMC) algorithm framework. Our results point clearly to a Neolithic expansion route following the Northern Mediterranean, whilst the Southern Mediterranean route could also find support and should be further discussed. The most probable origin points focus on the Xúquer river area.
dc.languageen
dc.publisherPublic Library of Science (PLoS)
dc.subjectResearch Article
dc.subjectEarth sciences
dc.subjectSocial sciences
dc.subjectResearch and analysis methods
dc.subjectEcology and environmental sciences
dc.titleThe spread of agriculture in Iberia through Approximate Bayesian Computation and Neolithic projectile tools.
dc.typeArticle
dc.date.updated2022-01-07T16:49:10Z
prism.issueIdentifier12
prism.publicationNamePLoS One
prism.volume16
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.79808
dcterms.dateAccepted2021-12-13
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.1371/journal.pone.0261813
rioxxterms.versionVoR
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
datacite.contributor.supervisoreditor: Biehl, Peter F.
dc.contributor.orcidCortell-Nicolau, Alfredo [0000-0003-1982-6403]
dc.identifier.eissn1932-6203
pubs.funder-project-idEuropean Commission Horizon 2020 (H2020) Marie Sk?odowska-Curie actions (101020631)
cam.issuedOnline2021-12-28


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