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Authors: Burke, Ariane
Title: Applied Skeletochronology: The Horse as Prey During the Pleniglacial in Southwestern France
Date: 1993
Source: Hunting and Animal Exploitation in the Later Palaeolithic and Mesolithic of Eurasia
Publisher: American Anthropological Association
Abstract: A model for the appositional growth of dental cement in the horse, based on a control sample of recent horse teeth, is applied to the microscopic analysis under transmitted light of petrographic thin‐sections of fossil horse specimens from 12 prehistoric sites in southwestern France. This sample is restricted chronologically to the Pleniglacial period (18,000 to 14,000 BP) in order to maintain strict control of environmental variables. The archaeological results of the study include the assessment of the seasonal importance of horse as a human resource during the Pleniglacial, as well as the role of this species in what has been described as a reindeer‐based human economy. They also contribute data on season of occupation for the archaeological sites studied, with implications for models of regional seasonal population movements in southwestern France.
Identifier: 0-913167-61-4
Date Created: 7/23/2019
Editors: Peterkin, Gail Larsen
Bricker, Harvey M
Mellars, Paul
Number: 4
Page Start: 145
Page End: 150
Series Editor: Clark, G. A.
Series Title: Archeological Papers of the American Anthropological Association