Bois Laiterie revisited

Functional, morphological and technological analysis of a Late Glacial hunting camp in north-western Europe

Katsuhiro Sano, Andreas Maier, Stephan M. Heidenreich

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Abstract

Previous exhaustive analysis of the remains at Bois Laiterie Cave resulted in the classification of this site as a Magdalenian hunting camp. However, during recent analysis of usewear-traces on selected artefacts, one of the authors [KS] noticed in the collection numerous backed points which are rather untypical for the classical Magdalenian. In light of this, a typological and technological reinvestigation of the Bois Laiterie assemblage was undertaken. Here, we present the results of this investigation and the traceological analysis. Further, implications of these results for the interpretation of the chronological, archaeo-cultural and functional position of the Bois Laiterie site within the context of the north-western European Late Glacial are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1468-1484
Number of pages17
JournalJournal of Archaeological Science
Volume38
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes

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Western Europe
artifact
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Late Glacial
Morphological Analysis
Technological Analysis
Functional Analysis
Hunting
Magdalenian
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Use-wear
Assemblages

Keywords

  • Bois Laiterie
  • Cepoy-Marsangy
  • Creswellian
  • Late Glacial
  • Magdalenian
  • Technology
  • Traceology
  • Typology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Archaeology
  • History
  • Archaeology

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Bois Laiterie revisited : Functional, morphological and technological analysis of a Late Glacial hunting camp in north-western Europe. / Sano, Katsuhiro; Maier, Andreas; Heidenreich, Stephan M.

In: Journal of Archaeological Science, Vol. 38, No. 7, 2011, p. 1468-1484.

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