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Temnata Cave. Excavations in Karlukovo Karst Area, Bulgaria. Vol.3. Middle Palaeolithic

Abstract : The excavations conducted by the Bulgarian-Polish-French team in the Temnata Cave, in the karstic microregion near Karlukovo, northern Bulgaria, have revealed a unique geological and archaeological sequence. This sequence records palaeoclimatic and environmental evolution spanning over the period from the Penultimate Glaciation to the Late Glacial. It also bears witness of more than 25 episodes of human occupation of the cave during the Middle and Upper Palaeolithic. The third volume of the monograph of the Temnata Cave contains analysis of 12 Middle Palaeolithic occupations from trenches TD-I and TD-V, taking into consideration the cave sediments, analysis of remains of fossil fauna, and of lithic assemblages. Two alternatives hypotheses: long and short chronology of the Middle Palaeolithic sequence has been discussed in this volume. Contents - Introduction - Stratigraphie des dépôts du Paléolithique moyen de la grotte Temnata (C. Ferrier, H. Laville) - Les grands Mammifères du Paléolithique moyen (J.-L. Guadelli, F. Delpech) - Description of particular Middle Palaeolithic levels (B. Drobniewicz, B. Ginter, J.K. Kozłowski, S., Sirakova, N. Sirakov, S. Ivanova) - Comparison between archaeological levels (B. Drobniewicz, B. Ginter, Janusz K. Kozłowski) Raw materials analysis Technology Morphometric features - Conclusions Geochronology of the Middle Palaeolithic sequence - Hypothesis I (B. Ginter, J.K. Kozłowski) Geochronology of the Middle Palaeolithic sequence - Hypothesis II (C. Ferrier., J.-L. Guadelli, N. Sirakov) - Taxonomy of assemblages from particular layers (B. Ginter) - Comparison with other Middle Palaeolithic sites in south-eastern Europe (J.K. Kozłowski, S. Sirakova)
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Boleslaw Ginter, Janusz K. Kozlowski, Jean-Luc Guadelli, Svoboda Sirakova. Temnata Cave. Excavations in Karlukovo Karst Area, Bulgaria. Vol.3. Middle Palaeolithic. France. Avalon, Sofia, pp.242, 2011. ⟨halshs-00650604⟩

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