'Core-Areas' (Optimally Describing Isolines) for the Gravettian of western and central Europe

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Maintained by Isabell Schmidt
Created at 29.9.2021


The Core Areas (Optimally Describing Isolines) were calculated based on site distribution maps applying the Cologne Protocol.
The Gravettian dataset is subdivided into two phases (P1 and P2) and Core Areas were calculated separately.

> Publication of Core Areas: Maier, A., & Zimmermann, A. (2017). Populations headed south? The Gravettian from a palaeodemographic point of view. Antiquity, 91(357), 573–88. http://dx.doi.org/10.15184/aqy.2017.37

> Database on site distribution: Maier, A., & Zimmermann, A. (2016). CRC806-E1 Gravettian-Sites Database V-20160219, CRC806-Database, http://dx.doi.org/10.5880/SFB806.18.

> Cologne Protocol: Schmidt, I., Hilpert, J., Kretschmer, I., Peters, R., Broich, M., Schiesberg, S., Vogels, O., Wendt, K. P., Zimmermann, A., & Maier, A. (2021). Approaching Prehistoric Demography: Proxies, Scales and Scope of the Cologne Protocol in European contexts. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B., 376. http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rstb.2019.0714 Supplementary Information: https://doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.13142921.v1


Maier, A., Zimmermann, A. (2021): 'Core-Areas' (Optimally Describing Isolines) for the Gravettian of western and central Europe. CRC806-Database, CRC 806 "Our Way to Europe" Project E1, University of Cologne, DOI: 10.5880/SFB806.73

authorMaier, Andreas and Zimmermann, Andreas
organizationUniversity of Cologne
schoolCRC 806 "Our Way to Europe" Project E1
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