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New Radiocarbon Dates for the Late Gravettian in Eastern Central Europe

  • Jarosław Wilczyński (a1), Tomasz Goslar (a2) (a3), Piotr Wojtal (a1), Martin Oliva (a4), Ursula B Göhlich (a5), Walpurga Antl-Weiser (a5), Petr Šída (a6) (a7), Alexander Verpoorte (a8) and György Lengyel (a1)...

Abstract

The Middle Upper Palaeolithic (MUP) in eastern Central Europe (ECE) comprises three variants of Gravettian culture: Early Gravettian, Pavlovian, and Late Gravettian. While Early Gravettian and Pavlovian are merely located in Lower Austria and Moravia, the Late Gravettian occupations occurred over the entire territory of ECE. Compared to the number of sites the radiocarbon dating and the absolute chronology of the Late Gravettian is rather poor. The results presented here bring a new set of radiocarbon (14C) dates for the Late Gravettian period in ECE and propose that this period began and ended earlier than previously suggested.

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New Radiocarbon Dates for the Late Gravettian in Eastern Central Europe

  • Jarosław Wilczyński (a1), Tomasz Goslar (a2) (a3), Piotr Wojtal (a1), Martin Oliva (a4), Ursula B Göhlich (a5), Walpurga Antl-Weiser (a5), Petr Šída (a6) (a7), Alexander Verpoorte (a8) and György Lengyel (a1)...

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