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The prehistoric bivouac at Buhot, in Calleville (Eure)
25 August 2011
14 June 2018
The "Recherches archéologiques" collection publishes, for the scientific community, monographs and syntheses resulting from preventive archeology operations carried out by Inrap. These works are distinguished by the major character of the sites studied, their innovative aspect in methodological or scientific terms, or the size of the territory taken into account.
Directed by Miguel Biard and Stéphan Hinguant
An Inrap-CNRS Editions co-publication
During the construction of the A28 motorway from Rouen to Alençon, a site dated to the Late Upper Paleolithic was discovered and excavated at Buhot. This site on the edge of the Bec River is remarkable in several ways: the rarity of sites from this period in Haute-Normandie, its excellent state of preservation, and the quality and originality of the lithic assemblage discovered there (nearly 5,000 flint tools).
The absence of faunal remains is compensated by the geoarchaeological and techno-typological studies that enabled the identification of the flaking intentions. Numerous artefact conjoins and associations, coupled with the analysis of flaking methods and percussion techniques, contribute to our understanding of the different sequences of the chaîne opératoire (reduction sequence). Finally, regional and interregional comparisons made with similar sites complete this study.
Collection "Recherches archéologiques", 2
Size 22 x 28 cm
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