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Les niveaux moustériens de la grotte de Saint-Marcel (Ardèche) : Fouilles René Gilles. Reconnaissance de niveaux à débitage discoïde dans la vallée du Rhône

Abstract : The Saint-Marcel cave yielded more than 10 Mousterian levels and almost 5000 lithic artefacts. Some levels provide a vast amount of information and show the use of the discoid type of knapping. This kind of exploitation has never really been described in this part of France for the late Mousterian. Discoid cores have long been observed in the Ardèche Middle Palaeolithic but always linked with Levallois cores. The practice of two knapping systems or a final discoidal exploitation on Levallois cores were often proposed as a hypothesis. In Saint-Marcel, all the knapping is aimed at obtaining thick flakes, with a larg platform, sometimes with a back. A comparison with other sites of the district and other examples of discoidal knapping show the originality of the different occupations.
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Moncel Marie-Hélène. Les niveaux moustériens de la grotte de Saint-Marcel (Ardèche) : Fouilles René Gilles. Reconnaissance de niveaux à débitage discoïde dans la vallée du Rhône. Bulletin de la Société préhistorique française, Société préhistorique française, 1998, 95 (2), pp.141-170. ⟨halshs-00354971⟩

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