Lines of multidisciplinary studies of palaeolithic sites in Divnogor’ye

Author(s):  A.N. Bessudnov, Lipetsk State Pedagogical University, Lipetsk, Russia,

A.A. Bessudnov, Institute for the History of Material Culture RAS, St. Petersburg, Russia,

Issue:  Volume 37, №1

Rubric:  Topical issues of russian history

Annotation:  Involving the complex of natural science methods in the study of Palaeolithic sites is an integral part for the world archaeology. In the same way sites of Divnogor’ye 1 and Divnogor’ye 9 on the Middle Don River have being studied. The sites, which lithic assemblages associated with Eastern Epigravettian, have crucial significance for the understanding of the Final Pleistocene human adaptation in the region. Natural science methods, which are used for research in Divnogor’ye, could be divided into four blocks: 1) Geology and geomorphology; 2) Palaepedology and palynology; 3) Zoology and zooarchaeology; 4) Isotopic and radiocarbon studies. Some results and perspectives of further natural science research are discussed in the paper

Keywords:  Pleistocene final, scientific method, Divnogor’ye 9, Divnogor’ye 1, ancient eastern epigravetta

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