The excavations campaigns carried out in 2006-08 at Grotta di Fumane enabled the extensive exploration of the final Mousterian layers and, at the same time, to start the first large-scale research of the valuable archaeological record preserved at the cave entrance. The present work provides a preliminary assessment of the results from several anthropogenic signatures recovered from the complex of units A5-A6. Marked differences between A5-A5+A6 and A6 are shown in the density and number of certain signatures, as a consequence of changes in settlement dynamics. Combustion structures are numerous in A6, a layer which yielded thousands of artefacts and ecofacts. Conversely, anthropogenic signatures in A5 are scarce. Red deer, ungulate and some carnivore bones are exclusively of cultural origin.

Fire-places, frequentations and the environmental setting of the final Mousterian at Grotta di Fumane: a report from the 2006-2008 research.

PERESANI, Marco;DUCHES, Rossella;GURIOLI, Fabio;ROMANDINI, Matteo;
2011

Abstract

The excavations campaigns carried out in 2006-08 at Grotta di Fumane enabled the extensive exploration of the final Mousterian layers and, at the same time, to start the first large-scale research of the valuable archaeological record preserved at the cave entrance. The present work provides a preliminary assessment of the results from several anthropogenic signatures recovered from the complex of units A5-A6. Marked differences between A5-A5+A6 and A6 are shown in the density and number of certain signatures, as a consequence of changes in settlement dynamics. Combustion structures are numerous in A6, a layer which yielded thousands of artefacts and ecofacts. Conversely, anthropogenic signatures in A5 are scarce. Red deer, ungulate and some carnivore bones are exclusively of cultural origin.
2011
Peresani, Marco; Chravzez, J.; Danti, A.; De March, M.; Duches, Rossella; Gurioli, Fabio; Muratori, S.; Romandini, Matteo; Tagliacozzo, A.; Trombino, L.
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