The economic territory of Upper Palaeolithic groups is specified by flint

University of the Basque Country

Never before had the mobility patterns and management of lithic resources in the Upper Palaeolithic been determined so precisely. The study of flint remains found in the open-air Ametzagaina site in Donostia-San Sebastian has determined the economic territory of the human groups that lived there for about 2,000 years. Mobility Patterns and the Management of Lithic Resources by Gravettian Hunter-Gatherers in the Western Pyrenees, has been published in the Journal of Anthropological Research. On this site, the oldest in the Donostia-San Sebastian area, however, a significant set of flint items were found. Determining where they obtained the flint makes it possible to establish their economic territory.

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