Conference: The Solutrean: 3 rd International Conference. 11-15 October, Faro (Portugal)

BURKE, A., WREN, C., RIEL- SALVATORE, J.


“A shattered mirror: the Iberian Peninsula as a fragmented habitat during the Last Glacial
Maximum.”
The Iberian Peninsula is assumed to have acted as a glacial refuge for human populations during
the Last Glacial Maximum (LGM), between 19-23 kyrs BP. We examine how a recently
published model of habitat suitability (Burke et al. 2017) can be used to refine our understanding
of human population dynamics in the Iberian Peninsula during the LGM. With the help of agent-
based models, we examine the repercussions for cultural evolution in the region and for the
continuity and evolution of the Solutrean in particular.