[Open access] Seance 2 MESOLITHIC PALETHNOGRAPHY RESEARCH ON OPEN-AIR SITES BETWEEN LOIRE AND NECKAR

 

MESOLITHIC PALETHNOGRAPHY
RESEARCH ON OPEN-AIR SITES BETWEEN LOIRE AND NECKAR


   

Proceedings from the international round-table meeting in Paris
(November 26–27, 2010)

 

as part of sessions organised by the Société préhistorique française

 

Published under the direction of Boris Valentin, Bénédicte Souffi, Thierry Ducrocq, Jean-Pierre Fagnart, Frédéric Séara, Christian Verjux


 





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‘Mesolithic Palethnography…’: part of this volume’s title represents a sort of methodological and theoretical mission statement designed to convey the idea that research concerning the last hunter-collectors is today in desperate need of this type of insight. Since the beginning of the 1990s, a spectacular crop of occasionally vast open-air sites has emerged, one of the notable contributions of preventive archaeology. Several long-term excavations have also added to this exponentially increasing body of information that has now come to include a growing number of well-preserved sites that have allowed us to address palethnographic questions. This volume represents a first step towards revitalising Mesolithic research. Here we have focused on occupations from the 8th millennium cal BC, currently the best documented periods, and limited the scope to Northern France and certain neighbouring regions. The first part contains several preludes to monographs highlighting potential future studies as well as various patterns in the structuring of space and the location of camps. These, as well as other complementary discoveries, provide material for the second part of the volume dedicated to new data concerning the functional dynamics of Mesolithic camps.




 

Boris Valentin, Bénédicte Souffi, Thierry Ducrocq, Jean-Pierre Fagnart, Frédéric Séara and Christian Verjux
Introduction: Towards a mesolithic palethnology 7


CURRENT RESEARCH CONCERNING MESOLITHIC OPEN-AIR SITES
 

Bénédicte Souffi, Fabrice Marti, Christine Chaussé, Anne Bridault, Éva David, Dorothée Drucker, Renaud Gosselin, Salomé Granai, Sylvain Griselin, Charlotte Leduc, Frédérique Valentin and Marian Vanhaeren

Mesolithic occupations on the edge of the Seine: spatial organisation and function of the site of 62 rue Henry-Farman, Paris (15th arrondissement) 13

 

Daniel Mordant, Boris Valentin and Jean-Denis Vigne

Noyen-sur-Seine, twenty-five years on 37


Joël Confalonieri and Yann Le Jeune

The Mesolithic site of Haute-Île at Neuilly-sur-Marne (Seine-Saint-Denis): preliminary results 51


Christian Verjux, Bénédicte Souffi, Olivier Roncin, Laurent Lang, Fiona Kildéa, Sandrine Deschamps and Gabriel Chamaux

The Mesolithic of the Centre region: state of research 69

 

Fréderic Séara and Olivier Roncin

Mesolithic valley floor occupations: the case of Dammartin-Marpain in the Jura 93


ELEMENTS OF PALETHNOGRAPHY: FUNCTIONNAL DYNAMICS OF MESOLITHIC OPEN-AIR SITES


Lorène Chesnaux

Microliths from 62 rue Henry-Farman, Paris (15th arrondissement): specific arrows for different types of game hunted in particular places? 119


Sylvain Griselin, Caroline Hamon and Guy Boulay

Manufacture and use of Montmorencian prismatic tools: the case of 62 rue Henry-Farman, Paris (15th arrondissement) 133


Colas Guéret

Character and variability of Early Mesolithic toolkits in Belgium and Northern France: the contribution of a functional approach 147



Thierry Ducrocq

The ‘Beuronian with crescents’ in Northern France:  the beginnings of a palethnological approach 189


Gabrielle Bosset and Frédérique Valentin

Mesolithic burial practices in the northern half of France: isolated burials and their spatial organisation 207


Gunther Noens

Intrasite analysis of Early Mesolithic sites in Sandy Flanders: the case of Doel-‟Deurganckdok J/L, C3ˮ 217


Philippe Crombé, Joris Sergant and Jeroen De Reu

The use of radiocarbon dates in unraveling Mesolithic palimpsests: examples from the coversand area of North-West Belgium 235


Claus Joachim Kind

Tiny stones in the mud. The Mesolithic sites of Siebenlinden (Rottenburg, Baden-Württemberg, South West Germany) 251

 

 

 

 

 
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