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    Author(s):
    Romain Mensan, Matthew Sisk
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    À la fin de la campagne 2006 nous avons atteint le niveau archéologique de base sur les bandes G-H-I/12-13 du secteur sud de l’abri Castanet. Nous avons pu mettre en évidence des variations latérales de faciès du niveau, dû à la topographie du substrat de l’abri, aux activités anthropiques et également à des phénomènes post-dépositionnels. À la fin de la campagne 2006 la zone fouillée se présente comme suit (rapport Castanet 2006) : Une structure principale (114 : structure de combustion ?, I…

  • Author(s):
    Matthew Sisk, John J. Shea
    Abstract:

    Despite a body of literature focusing on the functionality of modern and stylistically distinct projectile points, comparatively little attention has been paid to quantifying the functionality of the early stages of projectile use. Previous work identified a simple ballistics measure, the Tip Cross-Sectional Area, as a way of determining if a given class of stone points could have served as effective projectile armatures. Here we use this in combination with an alternate measure, the Tip Cros…

  • Author(s):
    Matthew Sisk, John J. Shea
    Abstract:

    The “Origin of Modern Humans”, the “Great Leap Forward”, the “Human Revolution" –are but a few of the terms used to describe the Upper Paleolithic Period in Europe (45,000-11,000 BP). There, and in and contiguous parts of western Asia, the Upper Paleolithic Period preserves the first consistent evidence for several distinctively human behaviors (i.e., behaviors that appear to have evolved uniquely among Homo sapiens). These behaviors include systematic production of personal ornaments,…

  • Author(s):
    Matthew Sisk
    Abstract:

    Report section on topographic and modelization work done at the sites of Abri Castanet and Abri Blanchard in Dordogne, France

  • Author(s):
    Matthew Sisk
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    Report on archaelogical work in the area surrounding the site of Abri Castanet

  • Author(s):
    Matthew Sisk
    Abstract:

    Report on analysis of stratigraphic units at the site of Abri Castanet