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De l’usage de la stéatite au Paléolithique supérieur. : Polysemia of three enigmatic artefacts from Le Blot rockshelters (Haute-Loire, France).

Abstract : On the basis of three fragments of steatite from the Blot (Haute-Loire), sites excavated in 1968 and 1969 by Henri Delporte, the author proposes to show how prehistorians’ discourse varies according to the way they put the questions they ask. It is then possible to approach the pieces’ economic status on the basis of studying the origin of the raw material, the competence level of the artisans who made them on the basis of the working traces, as well as on possible mishandling, breakage and abandonment or, yet again, their place, be it trivial or prestigious, in daily life on the basis of their possible function, greater or lesser rareness and how representative they are in the nomadic circuit of the site occupants. This modest example emphasizes the extent to which archaeological discourse has an undeniable interpretative dimension, even when it is constructed on the basis of raw “facts” the materiality of which we cannot deny.
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Sophie A. de Beaune. De l’usage de la stéatite au Paléolithique supérieur. : Polysemia of three enigmatic artefacts from Le Blot rockshelters (Haute-Loire, France).. Bulletin Préhistoire du Sud-Ouest, 2014, Hommage à Alain Roussot, 22 (1-2), pp.11-18. ⟨halshs-02388325⟩

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