research product . Other ORP type . 2019

Reflexions on the First to Second Mesolithic transition based on the stratigraphy from the Cuzoul de Gramat rock shelter (south-west France)

Constans, Guilhem; Sam, Bori; Valdeyron, Nicolas;
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  • Published: 25 Jun 2019
  • Publisher: Association of Bulgarian Archaeologists | Асоциация на българските археолози
  • Country: Bulgaria
At the turn of the 7th millennium cal. BC the European Mesolithic underwent a major transformation in its technical traditions. This break is marked by a complete renewal of the lithic industries, with the disappearance of the production of bladelets (or slim flakes) obtained by direct percussion, used for the shaping of narrow armatures, and the appearance of standardised blades production, obtained by indirect percussion or pressure, used for the manufacture of trapeze armatures or notched blades. This break allows for a clear distinction between the First and Second Mesolithic.Recent work has been undertaken on this question...
free text keywords: Mesolithic, transition, lithics, stratigraphy, continuity, break
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