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Le site de Fejej FJ-1. Cadre de vie et comportement des hominidés.

Abstract : Hominid behaviour at the fejej site FJ-1. In level C1 from the Fejej site FJ-1, the good presevation of the archeological and palaeontological material, the rapid burial and the fact that the objects remained in situ, the refits of lithic artefacts and faunal objects, evidence of anthropic fractures and the absence of other carnivore intervention, indicate the exceptional deposition conditions of this site, which brings so much rare and precious information on hominid behaviour almost two million years ago. The hominids were installed on a fluviale sand ridge, coarse and loose, bordered by a dislevelment 50 cm high, near a riverbank, during a low water level periodend at the heart of a floodplain. The presence of abundant and divese game, not fat from lithic raw materials (pebbles) necessary for manufacturing stone tools for carcass processing, well-drained ground on a sand ridge beside a river, must have been decisive factors in the choice of the site. The association of knapped lithics in situ and large mammal bones, from various species, fractured on site, attest to the installation of a base camp on stable ground, where members of the group could carry out the activities necessary for daily life.
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Henry de Lumley, Yonas Beyene, Jean-Jacques Bahain, Deborah Barsky, Dominique Cauche, et al.. Le site de Fejej FJ-1. Cadre de vie et comportement des hominidés.. Les sites préhistoriques de la région de Fejej, Sud-Omo, Éthiopie, dans leur contexte stratigraphique et paléontologique, Editions Recherche sur les Civilisations, pp.605-618, 2004. ⟨hal-00471429⟩



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