«BULLETIN OF THE IRKUTSK STATE UNIVERSITY. GEOARCHAEOLOGY, ETHNOLOGY, AND ANTHROPOLOGY SERIES»
ISSN 2227-2380 (Print)

List of issues > «Geoarchaeology, Ethnology, and Anthropology Series». 2012. Vol. 1

Archaeological «Breaks»: Interpretive Possibilities (Baikalian Siberia)

Author(s)
N. E. Berdnikova
Abstract

This article explores the presence of cultural lacunae (featuring little to no objects) or discontinuities during the final period of Paleolithic and Neolithic Baikalian Siberia. We compare two models for the development of archaeological cultures from this period and discuss the causes of archaeological “discontinuities”. We conclude that these discontinuities represent unusual natural and socio-cultural situations and require deeper research.

Keywords
archaeological break (discontinuity), modeling, final period of the Paleolithic, Neolithic, Baikal Siberia
UDC
902(571.5)

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