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Paléoécologie des premiers peuplements humains en France d’après les ensembles osseux

Abstract : The Quaternary period is characterized by stronger climatic oscillations than during the Paleogene and the Neogene. The variations in rhythmicity and amplitude of these oscillations are reflected in the Eurasian terrestrial biomes, and indirectly on the fauna communities (including Human) living in the Palearctic zone. A marked transition takes place between the Early and the Middle Pleistocene. In France, the first settlements are contemporaneous with the Epivillafranchian biochron, associated with the late Early Pleistocene. The competition with large carnivores leads human groups to have secondary access to carcasses. On the other hand, from the Middle Pleistocene, the Acheulean groups in Western Europe are characterized by a great diversity of their behavior, and a notable change in the predator’s hierarchy, resulting of the development of hunting technics. The strategies and techniques of carcass exploitation are becoming more complex.
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Pierre Magniez, Anne-Marie Moigne, Arnaud Filoux, Nicolas Boulbes, A. Uzunidis. Paléoécologie des premiers peuplements humains en France d’après les ensembles osseux. La Préhistoire et la Protohistoire de la France, Faunes du Paléolithique-Mésolithique, 2018. ⟨hal-01766390⟩



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