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Le Gravettien moyen de l'abri Pataud (Dordogne, France): le niveau 4 et l'éboulis 3/4. Etude technologique et typologique de l'industrie lithique.

Abstract : The Middle Gravettian is characterized in south-western Europe by the appearance and the development of new lithic tools: Noailles burins and Raysse burins.

The Abri Pataud (Dordogne, France) delivered a significant archaeological sequence of the Upper Palaeolithic resulting from the excavations directed per Hallam L Movius between 1958 and 1964. Our study relates to lithic industries of Middle Gravettian (Noaillien of Nicholas David or Périgordien Vc of Denis Peyrony) and takes into account, for the first time, the whole of the lithic material: nucleus, products of workings and maintenance of nuclei, crude products of cutting up, retouched products of cutting up and falls of burins.

The study of the raw materials made it possible to characterize the modes of provisioning related to the production of products of cutting up and to define the limits of the economic territory during the period considered. After this study, we focused our research according to a technological and typological approach in order to supplement to the maximum the archaeological data and to establish a frame of reference usable for later comparative studies. This techno-typological study enabled us to highlight characteristics of the technical behaviour of the men of Middle Gravettian at the Abri Pataud, in particular through bladelet production specific to this period.

These results encourage to question the grounds for principal models trying to account for the Gravettian culture and its palaeohistory, and in particular filiation between Noaillien and Rayssien.
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Christophe Pottier. Le Gravettien moyen de l'abri Pataud (Dordogne, France): le niveau 4 et l'éboulis 3/4. Etude technologique et typologique de l'industrie lithique.. Archéologie et Préhistoire. Museum national d'histoire naturelle - MNHN PARIS, 2005. Français. ⟨halshs-00004152⟩

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