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UNE OCCUPATION ACHEULEENNE EN HAUTE MONTAGNE :
LE SITE DE TSONA (SUD DU CAUCASE, GEORGIE)

Abstract : The cave of Tsona is located at the foot of the Great Caucasus, on southern slope, in the area of Djava in Shida
Kartli (Central Georgia). This cave is in a high altitude area (2100 m) and it has yielded two levels related to Acheulian. Their date is not known and they has been estimated on archaeological bases (end of Acheulian or Upper Acheulian), or by correlation with one level of Koudaro I cave dated around 350.000 years.
The two archaeological levels have yielded Ursus bone remains in great quantity while only few remains of Cervus elaphus, Capreolus capreolus, Capra caucasica and Bison have been discovered. These species could be related to a human activity in the cave. The location of the cave in a high altitude area, such as the characteristics of the lithic assemblages composed by brought tools (bifaces, cleavers, flake tools), provide evidence of short human occupations, perhaps specific ones, based on a
management of the surroundings. The raw materials are local such as argilite, schiste, and various volcanic stones, excepted for the flint coming from a southern area (35 km).
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Ana Mgeladze, Nikolas Toushabramichvili, Alexandre Mouskelishvili, Jean-Claude Miskovsky, David Lordkipanidze, et al.. UNE OCCUPATION ACHEULEENNE EN HAUTE MONTAGNE :
LE SITE DE TSONA (SUD DU CAUCASE, GEORGIE). . ⟨halshs-00346758⟩

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