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Author Raynal, Jean-Paul ♦ Magoga, Lionel ♦ Bindon, Peter
Source Hyper Articles en Ligne (HAL)
Content type Text
Publisher University of Leiden
File Format PDF
Language English
Subject Keyword Massif central ♦ volcanism ♦ fractured stones ♦ tephrofacts ♦ earliest human occupation ♦ raw material ♦ Petrography ♦ Lower Pleistocene ♦ Middle Pleistocene ♦ volcanisme ♦ cailloux éclatés ♦ premiers peuplements ♦ matières premières ♦ pétrographie ♦ Paléolithique ancien ♦ Pleistocène ♦ shs ♦ Humanities and Social Sciences/Archaeology and Prehistory ♦ Humanities and Social Sciences/Environmental studies
Abstract Claims for Early Pleistocene occupation of the Franch Massif central are examined within the context of the geological setting of the sites. The Massif central is an area where volcanic processes repeatedly fractured stones, thus producing froms that look like humanly modified objects: tephrofacts. The analysis of raw material diversity proves to be an important tool to discriminate between occurences of such tephrofacts and archaeological sites, the earlist of which date from the Middle Pleistocene.
Educational Use Research
Learning Resource Type Proceeding
Publisher Date 1995-01-01
Page Count 18
Starting Page 129
Ending Page 146