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The management of symbolic raw materials in the Late Upper Paleolithic of South-Western France: a shell ornaments perspectiveuse asterix (*) to get italics
Solange Rigaud, John O’Hara, Laurent Charles, Elena Man-Estier, Patrick PailletPlease use the format "First name initials family name" as in "Marie S. Curie, Niels H. D. Bohr, Albert Einstein, John R. R. Tolkien, Donna T. Strickland"
<p>Personal ornaments manufactured on marine and fossil shell are a significant element of Upper Palaeolithic symbolic material culture, and are often found at considerable distances from Pleistocene coastlines or relevant fossil deposits. Here, we report on a significant collection of shell objects (n=377) from the Upper Magdalenian site of Rochereil (Dordogne, France). Despite the location of the site at more than 200km from the Pleistocene coast, the majority of the shells recovered here are unmodified, suggesting that transport and possibly caching of shell raw material was an important component in the production of symbolic technologies some 16-15,000 years ago. A detailed comparative and microscopic reanalysis of this assemblage explores which species were selected, examines technological and taphonomic modification of the material, and compares this collection with the use of similar shell ornaments in the wider Magdalenian world.</p> should fill this box only if you chose 'All or part of the results presented in this preprint are based on data'. URL must start with http:// or https://
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Magdalenian, shell ornaments, microscopy, use-wear, technology, symbolism, social networks
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Europe, Symbolic behaviours, Upper Palaeolithic
Catherine Dupont [], David Cuenca [Solana], Boris Valentin [], Marco Peresani [], Laurence Guy Straus [] No need for them to be recommenders of PCIArchaeology. Please do not suggest reviewers for whom there might be a conflict of interest. Reviewers are not allowed to review preprints written by close colleagues (with whom they have published in the last four years, with whom they have received joint funding in the last four years, or with whom they are currently writing a manuscript, or submitting a grant proposal), or by family members, friends, or anyone for whom bias might affect the nature of the review - see the code of conduct
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