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Tesi etd-09162014-102547

Thesis type
Tesi di dottorato di ricerca
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TERRITOIRES, SYSTÈMES DE MOBILITÉ ET SYSTÈMES DE PRODUCTION. La fin du Paléolithique supérieur dans l’arc liguro-provençal.
Settore scientifico disciplinare
Corso di studi
tutor Prof. Tozzi, Carlo
relatore Binder, Didier
Parole chiave
  • Materie Prime
  • Industria litica
  • Epigravettiano
  • Paleolitico superiore
  • Tecnologia
Data inizio appello
Riassunto analitico
Southeastern France is a particular area as regards the late upper Palaeolithic as it lies between the northwestern prehistoric domain on one side, and the Mediterranean and eastern one on the other side; between the Solutrean-Badegoulian-Magdalenian-Azilian sequence and the Epigravettian one.
This PhD work focuses on the techno-economic study of lithic industries originating from the Liguro-Provencal corridor, an area weakly-known for its upper Paleolithic industries. The aim is to re-assess in detail the evolution of technical traditions from the end of the Gravettian (circa 23 000 cal. BCE) to the beginning of the Mesolithic (circa 9 500 cal. BCE).
This work addresses two primary objectives
(1) The Chronological framework. The industries studied are replaced in a newly defined chronocultural model. To do so, the results of the techno-economic studies and radiocarbon dates are combined and discussed in parallel with a synthesis of existing knowledge concerning the Epigravettian.
(2) Mobility patterns and raw material provisioning strategies. The regional background is a particularly favorable research context due to intrinsic factors (a compartmentalized geological domain and a constraining geographical area) and extrinsic ones (intensive research conducted since the 1980’s on lithic raw material availabilities). The results obtained are then mobilized to infer on territorial organization and its evolution through time.
Seeking to foster a dynamic renewal of knowledge on the Epigravettian as a whole, potential comparisons with the western sequence are proposed and discussed as a conclusion.