This report presents the new excavations at Combe-Capelle Bas, a Middle Paleolithic site in southern France. The site is situated directly on a source of good quality flint, and recent theories suggest that such a setting may have certain predictable effects on the lithic industries. These effects, and others relating to current models of raw material procurement and use, are discussed.
This book will appeal to anyone interested in Paleolithic archaeology, lithic analysis, raw material use, and site formation and taphonomy.
University Museum Monograph, 91
List of Figures List of Tables Foreword Preface Introduction Ch. 1. The History of Prehistoric Research in the Couze Valley Ch. 2. The Development of the Research Design for the Current Excavation of Combe-Capelle Bas Ch. 3. Techniques of Excavation and Analysis Ch. 4. Description of the Lithic Assemblages Ch. 5. Summary of the Archaeological Sequence Ch. 6. Introduction to Site Formation Ch. 7. The Sedimentary Deposits of Combe-Capelle Bas and Their Implications for Site Formation and Paleoenvironment Ch. 8. Electrical Resistivity and Magnetic Susceptibility Measurements at Combe-Capelle Ch. 9. Archaeological Taphonomy of Combe-Capelle Bas from Artifact Orientation and Density Analysis Ch. 10. An Assessment of the Integrity of the Archaeological Assemblages Ch. 11. The Use of Raw Materials at Combe-Capelle Bas Ch. 12. Raw Material Availability, Intensity of Utilization, and Middle Paleolithic Assemblage Variability Ch. 13. Summary and Conclusions Appendix I. Raw Material Sources in the Region of Combe-Capelle Bas Appendix II. The Haut de Combe-Capelle, or Abri Peyrony References Cited List of Contributors