New warm season data from the full-glacial mammoth hunters camp site at Langmannersdorf an der Perschling (Lower Austria)

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New warm season data from the full-glacial mammoth hunters camp site at Langmannersdorf an der Perschling (Lower Austria)

Subject

S4-3, Hominin Subsistence in the Old World
during the Pleistocene and Early Holocene, poster

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Abstract:

The 21 ka BP Epiaurignacian Langmannersdorf locality is currently agreed to be the youngest known site within the Middle Danube region that has been interpreted as a residential camp site at which abundant mammoth bones have been found. It has been fully excavated between 1904 and 1920. W. Angeli published a monograph in 1953 using the old field work logs, photographs and sketches of the systematic excavation. Recently a re-assessment study including the typological character of the 3,844 stone artefacts and a zooarchaeological analysis were carried out. Mammoths were recognized as the main subsistence source, followed by reindeer. Nearly all body parts of the mammoth have been found in the remains preserved. Two neonate mammoths, 8-12 months old arctic and red fox individuals, two 9-12 months old wolves and a one year old reindeer individual indicate that the encampment was used during the late winter and spring/summer season. 18 new seasonality data from root cementum analysis support the assumption that the site was occupied during the first summer months.

Authors:

SALCHER-JEDRASIAK Tina1, NYVLTOVA FISAKOVA Miriam2 and FLADERER A. Florian1,3

Affiliations

1 Austrian Academy of Sciences, Prehistoric Commission, Fleischmarkt 22, 1010 Vienna, AUSTRIA florian.fladerer@oeaw.ac.at; tina.salcher-jedrasiak@oeaw.ac.at
2 Department of Palaeolithic and Palaeoethnology, Institute of Archaeology, Czech Academy of Sciences, Kralovopolska 147, CZ-612 00 Brno, CZECH REPUBLIC
miriam.nyvltova@seznam.cz
3 Department of Palaeontology, Geozentrum, University of Vienna, Althanstraße 14, 1090 Vienna, AUSTRIA

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Salcher-Jedrasiak, Tina
Nyvltova Fisakova, Miriam
Fladerer, A. Florian1,

Date

August 2010

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Salcher-Jedrasiak, Tina, Nyvltova Fisakova, Miriam and Fladerer, A. Florian1,. "New warm season data from the full-glacial mammoth hunters camp site at Langmannersdorf an der Perschling (Lower Austria) ," in BoneCommons, Item #1511, http://alexandriaarchive.org/bonecommons/items/show/1511 (accessed December 7, 2019).

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