Saint-Antoine à Vitrolles, Locus 2 (Hautes-Alpes) : premiers résultats des fouilles de sauvetage urgent (1995-1996) d'un gisement épigravettien

Abstract : The site of Saint-Antoine at Vitrolles (Hautes-Alpes) was excavated during two rescue campaigns in 1995 and 1996. They have shown the existence of three culturally homogenous loci, attributed to an advanced Epigravettian on the basis of the lithic industry. The second excavation campaign concerned "Locus 2 ", a multistratified spread of remains covering about 120 m2. The results provided by laboratory studies suggest the autumnal occupation of a site specialised in the acquisition and processing of cervidae carcasses. Among the most significant results, we wish to stress the discovery of obvious structures (a burnt surface and an accumulation of bones) and the first occurrence in an Epigravettian context of knapping with a soft hammerstone.
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Jean Gagnepain, Jean-Pierre Bracco, Pascale Bertrand, Patrick Bidart, Antoni Cazals, et al.. Saint-Antoine à Vitrolles, Locus 2 (Hautes-Alpes) : premiers résultats des fouilles de sauvetage urgent (1995-1996) d'un gisement épigravettien. Bulletin de la Société Préhistorique Française, Société Préhistorique Française, 1999, 96 (2), pp.191-202. ⟨10.3406/bspf.1999.10941⟩. ⟨hal-02022969⟩

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