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Contribution régionale (Sud-Est de la France) sur les Comportements de subsistance au Paléolithique moyen

Abstract : The South-East of France is a region rich in Middle Palaeolithic sites, mostly from caves or rock-shelters. Many zooarchaeological studies carried out in this area over the last forty years have made it possible to specify the subsistence and mobility strategies within territories. Two main geographical areas are distinguished: the Mediterranean realm (Languedoc to Alpes-Maritimes); and the Rhône river with on both sides the foothills of the Alps and the Massif Central. The archeo-sequences of the Middle Palaeolithic record nearly 250,000 years of human occupations (MIS 9 to MIS 3). Sites are mainly seasonal camps, with various dwelling activities, varying according to the duration of the stays. From bivouacs to longer-term residential sites, Neanderthals demonstrate a high adaptive ability, in close connection with the topography and the distribution of lithic and animal resources. Animal exploitation is above all local, with a high degree of seasonal mobility within the territory, focusing on medium and large size herbivores (cervids, bovids, equids), with scarce case of small game consumption.
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Camille Daujeard, Jean-Philip Brugal, Evelyne Crégut-Bonnoure, Pierre Magniez, Anne-Marie Moigne, et al.. Contribution régionale (Sud-Est de la France) sur les Comportements de subsistance au Paléolithique moyen. La Préhistoire et la Protohistoire de la France, Faunes du Paléolithique-Mésolithique, A paraître. ⟨hal-01766376⟩

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