Early Upper Palaeolithic site from Ciuperceni-Vii1 (Danube Valley) Cover Image

Le gisement paléolithique supérieur ancien de la « Vii 1 » à Ciuperceni (Vallée du Danube)
Early Upper Palaeolithic site from Ciuperceni-Vii1 (Danube Valley)

Author(s): Roxana Dobrescu, Alain Tuffreau, Sanda Balescu
Subject(s): Archaeology
Published by: Editura Academiei Române
Keywords: Early Upper Palaeolithic assemblage; workshop; lithic technology; Danube Plain; loess deposits;

Summary/Abstract: The “La Vii 1” (Ciuperceni) settlement, situated in the Danube Plain, has been excavated during the last years. A loessic sequence attributed to the MIS 3 because of an IRSL age includes several Upper Palaeolithic assemblages whose characteristics are very similar. The raw material of the most numerous assemblages (level CR) is a local flint for the majority of the artifacts. This assemblage is typical of a workshop site using a hard percussion for the production of blades, bladelets and flakes with different reducing sequences. Because of the scarcity of the tools, it is difficult to precise the cultural attribution of the assemblage which could belong to an Aurignacian, or probably to an original facies. The presence of particular rabots is an outstanding characteristic.

  • Issue Year: 2015
  • Issue No: 11
  • Page Range: 19-41
  • Page Count: 23
  • Language: French