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Bukovac Cave revisited: recent excavations of an Early Upper Paleolithic site in the Gorski kotar region of Croatia


Janković, Ivor; Vukosavljević, Nikola; Ahern, James C. M.; Karavanić, Ivor; Mihelić, Sanjin; Smith, Fred H.
Bukovac Cave revisited: recent excavations of an Early Upper Paleolithic site in the Gorski kotar region of Croatia // Archaologisches korrespondenzblatt (2018) (znanstveni, prihvaćen)


Naslov
Bukovac Cave revisited: recent excavations of an Early Upper Paleolithic site in the Gorski kotar region of Croatia

Autori
Janković, Ivor ; Vukosavljević, Nikola ; Ahern, James C. M. ; Karavanić, Ivor ; Mihelić, Sanjin ; Smith, Fred H.

Vrsta, podvrsta
Radovi u časopisima, -, znanstveni

Izvornik
Archaologisches korrespondenzblatt (2018)

Status rada
Prihvaćen

Ključne riječi
Croatia, Upper Paleolithic, Aurignacian, cave, hunting station

Sažetak
Excavations of Bukovac cave indicate that humans utilized the cave infrequently and that the site was primarily a den for cave bears (Ursus spelaeus). Human presence is indicated by only two artifacts, a massive-based bone point (found in the early 20th century) and a core for flake production (found in 2013). Here radiocarbon dates are presented, as well as attempts to correlate stratigraphy between three different phases of excavation. The result indicates that the bone point is ~34 ky cal BP based on calibrated 14C, while the core may be slightly older. Bukovac cave provides the first evidence of early modern human presence in the near-Alpine zone in Croatia and contributes to our understanding of the early modern human geographic and ecological distribution in central Europe.

Izvorni jezik
Engleski

Znanstvena područja
Arheologija, Etnologija i antropologija

Ustanove
Filozofski fakultet, Zagreb,
Institut za antropologiju,
Arheološki muzej u Zagrebu

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    • Arts & Humanities Citation Index (A&HCI)
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