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Type: Paper
Paper Title: VALE DE ÓBIDOS: AN INTERDISCIPLINARY APPROACH TO UNDERSTANDING UPPER PALEOLITHIC SOCIETY
Author: PAUL THACKER (Wake Forest University)   
Date/Time: Wed., 4:45 PM
Co-Author(s): PAUL THACKER (Wake Forest University) 
Abstract: Distinct activity areas at the open-air Upper Paleolithic campsite of Vale de Óbidos evidence a very wide range of behaviors including hide-working, plant and resin processing, pigment production, stone-boiling, animal butchery, wood working, and composite projectile manufacturing. Variability in flaked stone technological organization, raw material economy, and typology corroborates and reinforces the interpretation that Upper Paleolithic forager social organization structured intrasite spatial organization. An examination of other late Gravettian sites in Portugal contextualizes the archaeological patterns at VdO on a regional level. This interdisciplinary approach integrating multiple lines of evidence provides an intriguing glimpse of Paleolithic society prior to the last glacial maximum.

Program Number: 1-0390
Session Title: SPACE, PLACE, AND LANDSCAPE IN THE OLD AND NEW WORLDS
Session Sponsor: Archaeology Division
Session Date/Time: Wed., 4:00 PM-5:45 PM
Organizer(s): ANNUAL MEETING PROGRAM COMMITTEE (AAA) 
Chair(s): DEEANNE WYMER (Bloomsburg University)  
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