Skip to Main content Skip to Navigation
Journal articles

Palaeolithic and Neolithic occupations in the Temara region (Rabat, Morocco) : recent data on hominin contexts and behaviors

Abstract : In the 1970s, the discoveries of Palaeolithic human remains in the caves of Dar es Soltane 2, El Harhoura 1 and Les Contrebandiers reinforced interest in the sites of the Témara region. These sites, often cited, have been the object of numerous investigations which have produced a major contribution to the prehistory of Morocco. Over the past 15 years, research at two key sites, El Mnasra and El Harhoura 2, have considerably enhanced the available data for this region. Preliminary results obtained from excavations since 2001, allow us to present the palaeoenvironmental framework and describe the technological behaviour of prehistoric groups within a re-evaluated stratigraphic context. The microfaunal and macrofaunal assemblages are analysed according to systematics, taphonomy and palaeoecology. The lithic and bone industries document patterns of raw material acquisition and transformation. Within the context of the history of more than 60 years of research in the region of Témara, this contribution allows us to approach the question of Palaeolithic population on the basis of recent, and for the most part new, data and evidence.
Document type :
Journal articles
Complete list of metadata

https://halshs.archives-ouvertes.fr/halshs-00474709
Contributor : Jean-Bernard Huchet Connect in order to contact the contributor
Submitted on : Tuesday, April 20, 2010 - 5:15:05 PM
Last modification on : Sunday, June 26, 2022 - 1:23:49 AM

Identifiers

  • HAL Id : halshs-00474709, version 1

Collections

Citation

Roland Nespoulet, Mohammed Abdeljalil El Hajraoui, Fethi Amani, Abdelwahed Ben Ncer, André Debénath, et al.. Palaeolithic and Neolithic occupations in the Temara region (Rabat, Morocco) : recent data on hominin contexts and behaviors. African Archaeological Rewiew, 2008, 25, p. 21-39. ⟨halshs-00474709⟩

Share

Metrics

Record views

159