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The ‘Clisurean’ finds from Climente II cave, Iron Gates, Romania
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2016 (English)In: Quaternary International, ISSN 1040-6182, E-ISSN 1873-4553, Vol. 423, 303-314 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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Climente II cave, Iron Gates, Romania was excavated in 1968-9. Human remains were recovered from contexts identified as 'Clisurean' (Final Epigravettian), along with ca 6000 chipped stone artifacts, bone tools including awls, arrowheads and a fragment of a harpoon, and shell and animal tooth ornaments. This article presents a re-evaluation of the archaeological finds from Climente II. Osteological analysis of the human remains confirms at least three individuals: a robust, young adult male aged between 18 and 28 years, a second (older) adult, and a neonate. Single-entity C-14 dating of human bone and humanly modified animal bones suggests the Clisurean occupation occurred during the BollingeAllerod warm period. Carbon (delta C-13) and nitrogen (delta N-15) stable isotope analyses highlight the importance of fish in human diet at Climente II. Comparison of the Climente II archaeological inventory with that from later, fisher-hunter-gatherer settlements in the Iron Gates indicates continuity of mortuary ritual, lithic tradition and subsistence practices from the Lateglacial into the Early Holocene.

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2016. Vol. 423, 303-314 p.
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Climente II, Iron Gates, Clisurean, Final Epigravettian, Burial, Paleodiet
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-138288DOI: 10.1016/j.quaint.2015.12.017ISI: 000390533500020OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-138288DiVA: diva2:1066651
Available from: 2017-01-18 Created: 2017-01-18 Last updated: 2017-02-15Bibliographically approved

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