International Journal of Human Diversity and Evolution
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'Wiśniewski A, Kufel-Diakowska B, Chłoń M, Michalec G, Różok Z, 2020: Not only simple workshop: New research of Magdalenian horizon at site Sowin 7, SW Poland. Anthropologie (Brno) 58, 2-3: 321-337'.
It is commonly accepted that the life style of hunters and gatherers of the Late Palaeolithic was perfectly adapted to the environmental and climate conditions. One of the crucial aspects of the adaptation was an effective strategy of exploitation of the varied natural resources. It assumed different forms and intensity depending on interregional and local factors. The aim of this study was to answer the question which type of activity can be associated with the materials from the site Sowin 7, SW Poland, representing the late phase of Magdalenian culture, and if the site is chronologically homogeneous. Earlier research suggested that it was a remnant of a short-lived workshop of blade blank production, while our studies make it possible to adopt a more precise view. The view is based on the results of integrated technotypological studies, refitting study, as well as spatial and use-wear analysis. At present it can be said that the Magdalenian finds from Sowin 7 form a more complex spatio-functional and chronological structure. Besides the zone of blade blank production, the site held a zone where tools were prepared and repaired using organic materials. It can be also said that the northern and southern parts of the site may have originated at different times. The isolated refits, which link the two parts, indicate recycling rather than coordinated activity of one group. Similar tasks were performed during the two episodes.
Magdalenian – Activity – Tool function – Space – Time – Embedded procurement

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