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Magdalenian Phases in Cantabria and Aquitaine: What are we talking about
 

Une session UISPP labellisée "séance de la Société préhistorique française"

 

mercredi 6 juin 2018
Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne - 12 place du Panthéon - Paris Ve

 

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XVII-2 session du 18ème congrès UISPP, Paris 2018, proposée par Lawrence Straus & Mathieu Langlais

 

Une session labellisée "séance de la Société préhistorique française"

 

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This symposium will bring together specialists active in the excavation and analysis of Magdalenian (Late Glacial) sites in Cantabrian Spain and French Aquitaine to present the results of current work and to compare the records of these two contiguous regions that form the core culture area of this classic Upper Paleolithic cultural tradition. In light of new or re-studied stratigraphic sequences, large numbers of high-precision AMS radiocarbon dates and detailed analyses of lithic and osseous artifact assemblages, Spanish, French and American acheologists will attempt to propose a new synthesis of Magdalenian phases, to discuss and evaluate the validity and social meaning of key temporally diagnostic artifacts, and weigh the differences and similarities between the environments, economies and adaptations of human groups as they alternately intensified or pulled back on their contacts across the physical and ecological frontier of the western Pyrenees. Subjects to be debated (among others) will include the co-existence of the Badegoulian (in Aquitaine) and the Final Solutrean (in Cantabria), the possible temporal and cultural relationships of the classic Cantabrian Lower Magdalenian with the traditional French Magdalenian III or early Middle Magdalenian, the significance of the expansion of classic Pyrenean Middle Magdalenian artifacts across the Aquitaine and Cantabrian regions, the social implications of significant material culture similarities between the two regions despite major differences in subsistence (and lithology) in both the Middle and Upper Magdalenian. The aim is to foment genuine communication among researchers and the ability to closely correlate between the records of the two core areas of the Magdalenian culture area.

 

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