Aurignacian Lithic Economy

Ecological Perspectives from Southwestern France

  • Brooke S. Blades

Part of the Interdisciplinary Contributions to Archaeology book series (IDCA)

About this book


Drawing data from a classic region for Paleolithic research in Europe, this book explores how early modern humans obtained lithic raw materials and analyzes the different utilization patterns for locally available materials compared with those from a greater distance. The author locates these patterns within an ecological context and argues that early modern humans selected specific mobility strategies to accommodate changes in subsistence environments.


aurignacian culture geochronology lithic economy paleoenvironment paleolithic paleolithic research raw material studies typology

Authors and affiliations

  • Brooke S. Blades
    • 1
  1. 1.Lehigh UniversityBethlehem

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 2002
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-0-306-46334-1
  • Online ISBN 978-0-306-47188-9
  • Series Print ISSN 1568-2722
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