Preliminary GIS and intra-site spatial analysis of the faunal remains from Redaka II Cave

Abstract : Redaka II cave is located at the entrance of village Salash, district of Belogradchik, North-west Bulgaria. The overall length is of 97m. Prospected by I. Krumov the previous years, Redaka II cave had been the subject in 2005 and 2006 of two surveys-tests which permitted to collect fauna as well as small series of lithic artefacts- Middle and Upper Palaeolithic. The study of fauna allowed, for the first time in Bulgaria, to highlight a Hyenas den [1]. In 2008 the more systematic excavations were started and we began a preliminary space analysis to be able to distinguish the two sequences of the occupations by the hyena. We have also carried out a data processing in 3D for a better understanding of the formation of the layers and the development of the archaeological sequence in comparison to that of the presence of hyena. Because this first step didn’t solve the problem of the interaction between man and hyena occupations, in our future works we planned to add others criteria like the level of digestion of bones for example.
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Aleta Guadelli, Jean-Luc Guadelli, Philippe Fernandez, Nikolay Sirakov. Preliminary GIS and intra-site spatial analysis of the faunal remains from Redaka II Cave. Second European SCGIS Conference "Conservation of Natural and Cultural Heritage for Sustainable Development: GIS-Based Approach, Space Research and Technology Institute – Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sep 2013, Sofia, Bulgaria. pp.54-61. ⟨hal-01178351⟩

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