An Overview of the Mousterian and Final Epigravettian at Arma Veirana (Liguria, Northwestern Italy)
This is an abstract from the "Recent Advances in the Prehistory of Liguria and Neighboring Regions" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology.
This paper presents preliminary results of the first four years of archaeological investigation at the cave site of Arma Veirana, located near Erli (Savona), in western Liguria. The site has yielded in situ Middle and Upper Paleolithic deposits containing a variety of artifacts. One of the project’s principal goals to date has been to clarify the site’s stratigraphy, formation history, and chronology. The results we present here indicate that the exposed Mousterian deposits predate 50kya, while the Upper Paleolithic human occupation is likely limited to the Final Epigravettian (13-10kya). In the process of exposing a stratigraphic profile into the Upper Paleolithic deposits, we also encountered the burial of a richly adorned neonate, of which a preliminary synthetic description is provided here.
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An Overview of the Mousterian and Final Epigravettian at Arma Veirana (Liguria, Northwestern Italy). Jamie Hodgkins, Fabio Negrino, Caley Orr, Julien Riel-Salvatore. Presented at The 84th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Albuquerque, NM. 2019 ( tDAR id: 452384)
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