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The total exploitation of reindeer at the site of Les Petits Guinards : what's new about the annual cycle of nomadism of Magdalenian groups in the French Massif Central ?

Abstract : The site of Les Petits Guinards in Creuzier-le-Vieux (Allier, France) yielded 1,230 fragments of Reindeer antler. his assemblage, which is unique for the Upper Palaeolithic of the Massif Central, comprises 43 fragments of hunting weapons and tools (shafts and projectile points, chisels) and a minimum of 30 waste products. Only a small proportion of this toolkit was manufactured at the site, mainly from Reindeer shed antler of medium and small modules. Another portion of artifacts, made prior to the occupation of Les Petits Guinards, comes from the exploitation of large modules. It relects the transport of more or less inished items (or even of male Reindeer shed antlers) from some unknown location of manufacture, which might be located in the northern source area of procurement of their allochthonous lint. he integration of data stemming from the zooarchaeological and technological analysis allows to document the patterns of Reindeer antler acquisition and exploitation, at the scale of the site as of an annual cycle of nomadism within a geographical area whose boundaries remain to be deined.
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Laure Fontana, François-Xavier Chauvière. The total exploitation of reindeer at the site of Les Petits Guinards : what's new about the annual cycle of nomadism of Magdalenian groups in the French Massif Central ?. L. Fontana, F.-X Chauvière & A. Bridault. In search of Total Animal Exploitation. Case Studies from the Upper Palaeolithic and Mesolithic., J. & E. Hedges (BAR International series 2040), pp.101-111, 2009. ⟨halshs-00458209⟩

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