The purpose of this paper is to afford a definition of settlement strategies at Mondeval de Sora 1, sector I during the Sauveterrian. The archaeological evidence coming from the main stratigraphic unit belonging to this phase (US 8), representing a palimpsest of several occupation phases, has been analysed. US 8 has delivered an abundant lithic industry, along with faunal remains, charcoals and ochre. More specifically this paper focuses on the techno-typological, spatial and functional study of the lithic industry and the taphonomic analysis of faunal macro-remains. Results of these studies have demonstrated that although its residential role, which is testified by the presence of dwelling structures and the high density of archaeological materials, this site shows a functional emphasis on activities of provisioning and processing of animal carcasses. The latter belong mainly to red deer and ibex, the hunting of which was favoured by the optimal location of the site. Two different hypotheses are presented for interpreting these results: on one side Mondeval may have been a “residential hunting camp” occupied by entire family groups, on the other it may have been an “hunting camp” of highly specialised groups.

L’occupazione sauveterriana di Mondeval de Sora 1, settore I (San Vito di Cadore, Belluno) in bilico tra accampamento residenziale e campo da caccia.

FONTANA, Federica;GOVONI, Lisa;GUERRESCHI, Antonio;THUN HOHENSTEIN, Ursula;ZIGGIOTTI, Sara
2009

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The purpose of this paper is to afford a definition of settlement strategies at Mondeval de Sora 1, sector I during the Sauveterrian. The archaeological evidence coming from the main stratigraphic unit belonging to this phase (US 8), representing a palimpsest of several occupation phases, has been analysed. US 8 has delivered an abundant lithic industry, along with faunal remains, charcoals and ochre. More specifically this paper focuses on the techno-typological, spatial and functional study of the lithic industry and the taphonomic analysis of faunal macro-remains. Results of these studies have demonstrated that although its residential role, which is testified by the presence of dwelling structures and the high density of archaeological materials, this site shows a functional emphasis on activities of provisioning and processing of animal carcasses. The latter belong mainly to red deer and ibex, the hunting of which was favoured by the optimal location of the site. Two different hypotheses are presented for interpreting these results: on one side Mondeval may have been a “residential hunting camp” occupied by entire family groups, on the other it may have been an “hunting camp” of highly specialised groups.
2009
Fontana, Federica; Govoni, Lisa; Guerreschi, Antonio; Padoanello, S.; Siviero, A.; THUN HOHENSTEIN, Ursula; Ziggiotti, Sara
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