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Asprochaliko and Kastritsa: further investigations of palaeolithic settlement and economy in Epirus (north west Greece)

Asprochaliko and Kastritsa: further investigations of palaeolithic settlement and economy in Epirus (north west Greece)
Asprochaliko and Kastritsa: further investigations of palaeolithic settlement and economy in Epirus (north west Greece)
This paper sets out the detailed stratigraphy and chronology of the palaeolithic rockshelters of Asprochaliko and Kastritsa excavated in the 1960s, the methods used by the original investigators in excavation and classification of the finds, and the general characteristics of the stone industries and fauna. Methods of estimating the density of finds are discussed. Estimates of time density — the number of specimens accumulated per unit area per unit time — are applied to the upper palaeolithic deposits at both sites and reveal major differences in the rate of discard of material, indicating more intensive occupation at Kastritsa. Inter-site differences in the proportion of faunal species and artefact types are analysed in the light of the time-density evidence, and the various factors that could have influenced the pattern of inter-site variation are discussed.
0079-497X
15-42
Bailey, G.N.
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Carter, P.L.
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Gamble, C.S.
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Bailey, G.N., Carter, P.L., Gamble, C.S. and Higgs, H.P. (1983) Asprochaliko and Kastritsa: further investigations of palaeolithic settlement and economy in Epirus (north west Greece). Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society, 49, 15-42. (doi:10.1017/S0079497X00007945).

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This paper sets out the detailed stratigraphy and chronology of the palaeolithic rockshelters of Asprochaliko and Kastritsa excavated in the 1960s, the methods used by the original investigators in excavation and classification of the finds, and the general characteristics of the stone industries and fauna. Methods of estimating the density of finds are discussed. Estimates of time density — the number of specimens accumulated per unit area per unit time — are applied to the upper palaeolithic deposits at both sites and reveal major differences in the rate of discard of material, indicating more intensive occupation at Kastritsa. Inter-site differences in the proportion of faunal species and artefact types are analysed in the light of the time-density evidence, and the various factors that could have influenced the pattern of inter-site variation are discussed.

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Published date: January 1983
Organisations: Archaeology

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Local EPrints ID: 391592
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/391592
ISSN: 0079-497X
PURE UUID: 0c970680-09c6-415f-9bd0-3682fbbe5f5a

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Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 19:22

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Author: G.N. Bailey
Author: P.L. Carter
Author: C.S. Gamble
Author: H.P. Higgs

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