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Les brûlures, des traces ambigües aux origines multiples. Application aux vestiges de tortues de l'abri du Mourre de Sève (Sorgues, Vaucluse)

Abstract : In the case of zooarchaeological analysis of chelonians, the interpretation as human consumption is often used to explain the presence of burned bones. Nevertheless, it is acknowledged that these burn patterns can be the result of different independent phenomena, such as natural processes (e.g., natural fire) or can be linked, more or less directly, with various human activity. Because it has further important and different implications for the paleoeconomic interpretation, identification of the burn origin is required first. Therefore, this paper explores, for Chelonian materials, the determination between the different processes (natural process vs post-abandon process vs human process), especially through the localization and the intensity of the burning alteration. This approach combines observations obtained by a preliminary experimental study, with ethnological and taphonomical bibliography. The main methodological results is applies on an important collection of European pond turtle (Emys orbicularis) from the Mesolithic site of "Abri du Mourre de Sève" (Sorgues, Vaucluse, France).
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Aurélien Royer, Véronique Laroulandie, David Cochard, Didier Binder. Les brûlures, des traces ambigües aux origines multiples. Application aux vestiges de tortues de l'abri du Mourre de Sève (Sorgues, Vaucluse). Taphonomie des petits vertébrés : Référentiels et transferts aux fossiles, Oct 2009, Talence, France. pp.181-194. ⟨halshs-00650181⟩

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