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Cultural stratigraphy at Mezhirich, an Upper Palaeolithic site in Ukraine with multiple occupations

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  02 January 2015

Olga Soffer
Affiliation:
Department of Anthropology, University of Illinois, 109 Davenport Hall, Urbana IL 61801, USA
James M. Adovasio
Affiliation:
Mercyhurst Archaeological Institute, Mercyhurst College, Erie PA 16546, USA
Ninelj L. Kornietz
Affiliation:
Tsentral'nyj Prirodovedcheskij Muzej NAN Ukrainy, vul. T. Shevčenko, Kyiv 252031, Ukraine
Andrei A. Velichko
Affiliation:
Laboratoria Evoliutsionnoi Geografii, IG RAN, Staromonetnyj per. 29, Moscow 109017, Russia
Yurij N. Gribchenko
Affiliation:
Laboratoria Evoliutsionnoi Geografii, IG RAN, Staromonetnyj per. 29, Moscow 109017, Russia
Brett R. Lenz
Affiliation:
210 North Poplar Street, Ellensburg WA 98926, USA
Valeriy Yu. Suntsov
Affiliation:
Department of Anthropology, University of Illinois, 109 Davenport Hall, Urbana IL 61801, USA

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The later Palaeolithic sites on the East European plain are celebrated for their solid buildings constructed of mammoth bones. Were these permanent settlements, occupied all the year round? Or were they seasonally occupied, in a land where winters are harsh? Stratigraphic explorations at Mezhirich, and excavation of the empty space between the buildings, leads to a decisive interpretation.

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