Entre plaine et montagne : techniques et cultures du Badegoulien du Massif central, de l'Allier au Velay.

Abstract : We present an evaluation of the Badegoulian of Auvergne after a detailed technological and typological approach of the lithic series from two sites, the Rond-du-Barry cave in Haute-Loire and the open-air site of La Contrée Viallet in the Allier. The characters of these series are compared with those from other sites located in the same area (Cottier, La Roche à Tavernat, Le Blot, La Goutte Roffat, La Grange Jobin and La Faye Godet). Numerous chaînes opératoires have been reconstructed according to the nature of the raw materials utilized. They demonstrate the technical adaptivity of the Badegoulian.In Velay, unit F2 of the Rond-du-Barr cave exhibits a diversity of Badegoulian cultural fascies. Ancient Badegoulian is characterized by the abundance of multiple tools, the absence of raclettes and a production of thick blades.The recent Badegoulian is marked by various technical traditions linked with thoose from the South of the Paris Basin and from the Mediterranean area.The open-air sites in the Bourbonnais (La Contrée Viallet and La Faye Godet) reveal the technical diversity of the Badegoulian of the Auvergne : flakes production from large flakes (Kombewa), autonomous bladelets production, débitage on flakes flanks and bladelet production on ventral surfaces (pièce de la Bertonne).All these data, when connected with those from the other sites of the Velay (La Roche à Tavernat, Le Blot, Cottier) and the Forez (La Goutte Roffat, la Grange Jobin) allow us to propose a model of structuration of the Badegoulian in the Auvergne, between lowlands and mountains.
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Audrey Lafarge. Entre plaine et montagne : techniques et cultures du Badegoulien du Massif central, de l'Allier au Velay.. Archéologie et Préhistoire. Université Paul Valéry - Montpellier III, 2014. Français. ⟨NNT : 2014MON30078⟩. ⟨tel-01144969⟩



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