Publication details

NEW RADIOCARBON DATES FOR THE LATE GRAVETTIAN IN EASTERN CENTRAL EUROPE

Authors

WILCZYNSKI Jaroslaw GOSLAR Tomasz WOJTAL Piotr OLIVA Martin GOHLICH Ursula B ANTL-WEISER Walpurga ŠÍDA Petr VERPOORTE Alexander LENGYEL Gyorgy

Year of publication 2020
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source RADIOCARBON
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Science

Citation
Web https://doi.org/10.1017/RDC.2019.111
Doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/RDC.2019.111
Keywords chronology; human occupation; revision; Upper Paleolithic; Willendorf-Kostenkian
Description The Middle Upper Palaeolithic (MUP) in eastern Central Europe (ECE) comprises three variants of Gravettian culture: Early Gravettian, Pavlovian, and Late Gravettian. While Early Gravettian and Pavlovian are merely located in Lower Austria and Moravia, the Late Gravettian occupations occurred over the entire territory of ECE. Compared to the number of sites the radiocarbon dating and the absolute chronology of the Late Gravettian is rather poor. The results presented here bring a new set of radiocarbon (C-14) dates for the Late Gravettian period in ECE and propose that this period began and ended earlier than previously suggested.