Les Pradelles (Marillac-le-Franc, France): A mousterian reindeer hunting camp?. Costamagno, S., Meignen, L., Beauval, C., Vandermeersch, B., & Maureille, B. Journal of Anthropological Archaeology, 25(4):466--484, 2006. bibtex: CostamagnoMeignenEtAl2006Pradelles
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The site of Les Pradelles has an important mousterian stratigraphic sequence. In the lower levels, the very low density of artefacts as well as the carnivores scavenging of carcasses abandoned by the neanderthals point to short-term human occupations; the introduction of finished tools (made on non-local, good quality flint) later highly curated, together with an expedient strategy on strictly local flint, suggest a task-specific location, within a low mobility pattern. The large faunal sample (mainly reindeer) underlines the preponderance of hunting activities. A range of butchering activities took place on the site and the abundance of filleting marks may be an indication of the processing of meat for transport to another settlement. The hypothesis of “specialized hunting” during Middle Palaeolithic is assessed with this new data set
@article{costamagno_les_2006,
	title = {Les {Pradelles} ({Marillac}-le-{Franc}, {France}): {A} mousterian reindeer hunting camp?},
	volume = {25},
	doi = {10.1016/j.jaa.2006.03.008},
	abstract = {The site of Les Pradelles has an important mousterian stratigraphic sequence. In the lower levels, the very low density of artefacts as well as the carnivores scavenging of carcasses abandoned by the neanderthals point to short-term human occupations; the introduction of finished tools (made on non-local, good quality flint) later highly curated, together with an expedient strategy on strictly local flint, suggest a task-specific location, within a low mobility pattern. The large faunal sample (mainly reindeer) underlines the preponderance of hunting activities. A range of butchering activities took place on the site and the abundance of filleting marks may be an indication of the processing of meat for transport to another settlement. The hypothesis of \“specialized hunting\” during Middle Palaeolithic is assessed with this new data set},
	number = {4},
	journal = {Journal of Anthropological Archaeology},
	author = {Costamagno, Sandrine and Meignen, Liliane and Beauval, Cédric and Vandermeersch, Bernard and Maureille, Bruno},
	year = {2006},
	note = {bibtex: CostamagnoMeignenEtAl2006Pradelles},
	keywords = {@Refbase},
	pages = {466--484}
}
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