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The Middle Paleolithic Site of Pech de l'Azé IV

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This book provides comprehensive information on the materials excavated at Pech de l'Azé IV, both by the original excavator Franç... Weiterlesen
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Beschreibung

This book provides comprehensive information on the materials excavated at Pech de l'Azé IV, both by the original excavator François Bordes in the 1970s, and more recently by the authors and their scientific team. Applying a range of new excavation and analytical techniques, it presents detailed material on the formation of the site, its chronology and the nature of the hominin occupations. Pech de l'Azé IV is part of a complex of Lower and Middle Paleolithic cave sites in the Dordogne Valley of southwestern France. Although this region is well known for its rich concentration of Paleolithic sites since the mid-19th century and many of the sites have been repeatedly excavated, no detailed studies have fully documented the stone tool technology and faunal remains or the changes in them over time. The site was regularly occupied by groups of Neanderthals from approximately 100,000 to 40,000 years ago, during which time global-scale changes transformed the region from a relatively warm climate (similar to today's) to a very cold, glacial one. The site provides valuable insights into changes in Neanderthal behavior that reflect, at least in part, their adaptation to changes in the environment and the availability of important resources, such as prey species.



Inhalt
Introduction.- Stratigraphy, Deposits and Site Formation.- An Absolute Chronological Framework for Pech IV.- Taphonomical and Zooarchaeological Analysis of Bordes' Excavated Material from Levels I2 and Y-Z.- Zooarchaeological Analysis of the Assemblage from the 20002003 Excavations.- The Lithic Assemblages.- Summary and Conclusions.

Produktinformationen

Titel: The Middle Paleolithic Site of Pech de l'Azé IV
Editor:
EAN: 9783319575247
ISBN: 978-3-319-57524-7
Format: E-Book (pdf)
Hersteller: Springer International Publishing
Herausgeber: Springer
Genre: Geschichte
Veröffentlichung: 24.10.2017
Digitaler Kopierschutz: Wasserzeichen
Dateigrösse: 21.19 MB
Anzahl Seiten: 236
Jahr: 2017