Radiocarbon chronology for the Early Gravettian of northern Europe : new AMS determinations for Maisieres-Canal, Belgium

R.M. Jacobi, TF.G. Higham, P. Haesaerts, I. Jadin, L.S. Basell

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    Abstract

    The authors explore the arrival of the earliest Gravettian in north-west Europe, using new high precision radiocarbon dates for bone excavated at Maisieres-Canal in Belgium to define a short-lit^ed occupation around 33 000 years ago. The tanged points in that assemblage have parallels in British sites, including Goat's Hole (Paviland). This is the site of the famous ochred burial of a young adult male, confiisingly known as the 'Red Lady', notv dated to around 34 000 BP. The new results demonstrate that this British 'rich burial' and the Gravettian with tanged points may bebng to two different occupation horizons separated by a cold spell.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)26-40
    Number of pages15
    JournalAntiquity
    Volume84
    Publication statusPublished - 2010

    Keywords

    • europe
    • gravettian
    • gs 6
    • maisieres-canal
    • tanged points
    • upper palaeolithic

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