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By Brooke S. Blades

Drawing info from a vintage sector for Paleolithic examine in Europe, this booklet explores how early glossy people got lithic uncooked fabrics and analyzes the several usage styles for in the community on hand fabrics in comparison with these from a better distance. The writer locates those styles inside of an ecological context and argues that early glossy people chosen particular mobility ideas to accommodate alterations in subsistence environments.

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80-120 Ka pursued a strategy of circulating seasonal mobility. Occupation by Neandertals approximately 30,000 years later appears to have been multiseasonal in nature. Lithic analyses were interpreted to indicate greater hunting frequency by archaic humans, possibly due to depletion of prey resources arising from this multiseasonal occupation. Marks (1988a, 1993) examined the Levantine Mousterian and the emergence of Upper Paleolithic technology. He attributed the production of blades on "efficient" bidirectional Levallois cores to limited procurement opportunities during restricted seasonal mobility amid dispersed chert sources, An expansion of subsistence territory and settlement mobility was considered the primary influence in a shift from opposed platform (bidirectional) to single platform blade production at Boker Tachtit.

Aurignacian III? Aurignacian II Aurignacian I Aurignacian ancien (surface of Level L) Aurignacian (few artifacts) Châtelperronian Mousterian Mousterian of Ferrassie type The Delporte collections, which form the primary basis of the current research on La Ferrassie, are curated at the Musée des Antiquités Nationales, although some comparative data are obtained from the Peyrony collections curated in Les Eyzies. The research concentrates on assemblages from Delporte Levels K6 and K4, although additional data are derived from Levels K2 and J .

III) Upper (La Gravette) Perigordian V Perigordian IV Perigordian V Perigordian IV Middle (Crô-Magnon) Aurignacian V Aurignacian IV Aurig. III – Perig. III Aurignacian II Aurignacian I Aurignacian IV? Aurignacian III? Aurignacian II Aurignacian I Lower (Châtelperron) Perigordian II Perigordian I Aurignacian O? Châtelperronian Aurignacian The "parallel phyla" concept was increasingly called into question by subsequent research. Excavations at Abri Pataud revealed that the Middle Perigordian III actually dated after the Perigordian V (Laville et al.

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