Boineşti (Satu-Mare county): Mousterian, Aurignacian and taphonomic processes Cover Image

Boineşti (département de Satu-Mare): Moustérien, Aurignacien et processus taphonomiques
Boineşti (Satu-Mare county): Mousterian, Aurignacian and taphonomic processes

Author(s): Alain Tuffreau, Roxana Dobrescu, Sanda Balescu, Madalin-Cornel Valeanu
Subject(s): Archaeology
Published by: Editura Academiei Române
Keywords: Middle Paleolithic; Aurignacian;IRSL sediment dating;taphonomy;Romania;

Summary/Abstract: During the new excavations at Boineşti (2005–2006), Middle Palaeolithic and Aurignacian artefacts have been discovered within the loessic deposits. Three archaeo-logical units (D, C1, C) have been identified. The raw material is varied. IRSL dating of these loessic deposits indicates that the Mousterian material (unit D) belongs to MIS 3 and that the Aurignacian material (units C1 and C) has been reworked during the Holocene. During this reworking episode, the Mousterian artefacts from the lower loessic deposit have been incorporated within the Aurignacian units (C and C1). Refittings of the pieces coming from different archaeological units confirm this interpretation.

  • Issue Year: 2013
  • Issue No: 9
  • Page Range: 7-39
  • Page Count: 33
  • Language: French