Blazi Cave - an in situ Epigravettian site in Albania


The Epigravettian site of Blazi cave represents so far the only undisturbed and securly dated Epigravettian site in Albania. The new data fill a research gap for the time of the Late Upper Palaeolithic in the Eastern Adriatic. During the GAP (German-Albanian Palaeolithic research project) campaign in 2015, a large sample of stone artefacts and animal bones was excavated. Their spatial distribution and good preservation indicate an in situ position of the archaeological layer. The tool spectrum contains a high ratio of backed bladelets and microgravette points, typical components of an
Epigravettian assemblage. The faunal remains, mainly ibex, exhibit numerous cut and percussion marks, characterising Blazi cave as a specialised ibex hunting site.


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Dreier, J. (2017): Blazi Cave - an in situ Epigravettian site in Albania. CRC806-Database, DOI: 10.5880/SFB806.36

Authors Johanna Dreier
Type poster
Title Blazi Cave - an in situ Epigravettian site in Albania
DOI 10.5880/SFB806.36
Year 2017
Publisher CRC806-Database
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