Mesolithic shell beads on the European Atlantic Façade

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Mesolithic shell beads on the European Atlantic Façade

Subject

S6-1, S3-4 Archaeomalacology: shells in the archaeological record, poster

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Abstract:

Personal ornaments, above all made from marine molluscs, have been recovered from many Mesolithic sites in Europe. This poster analyses the pendants made from marine mollusc shells that have been recorded at Mesolithic and sites on the Atlantic Façade. They are associated with settlements and burials. Particular attention will be given to taxonomic determination, taphonomic and technological aspects and the strategies utilised to obtain the raw materials for these objects. Some evidences of long distance contacts (sometimes over distances greater than 600 km) between hunter-gatherer groups located in coastal areas and other groups occupying the interior of the continent are also investigated here.

Authors:

ÁLVAREZ-FERNÁNDEZ Esteban1 and DUPONT Catherine2

Affiliations

1 Departamento de Prehistoria, Historia Antigua y Arqueología, Universidad de Salamanca, España. estebanalfer@hotmail.com
2 UMR 6566 CNRS CReAAH « Centre de Recherche en Archéologie Archéosciences Histoire » CNRS. catherine.dupont@univ-rennes1.fr

Creator

Álvarez-Fernández, Esteban
Dupont, Catherine

Date

August 2010

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Álvarez-Fernández, Esteban and Dupont, Catherine. " Mesolithic shell beads on the European Atlantic Façade ," in BoneCommons, Item #928, http://alexandriaarchive.org/bonecommons/items/show/928 (accessed August 9, 2020).