Flint procurement in the Eastern Prepyrenees during the Early Upper Paleolithic: The 497C archaeological level of Cova Gran (Santa Linya, Lleida)

Miquel Roy Sunyer, Andoni Tarriño Vinagre, Alfonso Benito-Calvo, Rafael Mora Torcal, Jorge Martínez-Moreno

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Abstract

The Sierras Marginales Catalanas (SMC) and the Eastern sector of the Ebro Basin have been surveyed with the aim of locating flint resources within this region. These resources have then been studied by petrographic (macro and microscopic characterization) and mineralogical (Xray Diffraction) methods. Results permit the scription of provenance of flint artifacts recovered in level 497C of Cova Gran de Santa Linya site. The preference for autochthonous materials (98,6% of Garumnian flint) and the finding of raw material stocks define an interesting system of lithic resources management for this unit of the Early Upper Paleolithic in the scope of Oriental Prepyrenees.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7-27
JournalTrabajos de Prehistoria
Volume70
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 11 Jul 2013

Keywords

  • Chalcedony
  • Cova Gran de Santa Linya
  • Early upper palaeolithic
  • Flint
  • Iberian Peninsula
  • Later pleistocene
  • Patterns of mobility
  • Raw materials
  • Sierras Marginales Catalanas

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