Aspects of faunal exploitation in the Middle Palaeolithic: evidence from Wallertheim (Rheinhessen, Germany)


en Anthropozoologica 25-26 - Pages 337-342

Published on 01 June 1998

This article is a part of the thematic issue Proceedings of the 7th ICAZ International Meeting, Constance, September 1994

The Middle Palaeolithic open air site Wallertheim was excavated in the 1920's. The site is characterized by a dominance of the species Bison priscus in the faunal material. Indications of repeated and selective exploitation of this species by Middle Palaeolithic hunters were provided by detailed taphonomic analysis. The lines of evidence which lead to this conclusion are summarised.


Middle Palaeolithic, Germany, faunal analysis, exploitation of bovids, hunting.

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