Until about 15,000 s.n, the Gravettian and Epigravettian development of eastern Central Europe was, in its broad outlines, comparable to what was happening on the Eastern European plains. The majority of researchers now agree that, after the date, these trends were radically interrupted by a Magdalenian cultural inflow from the west. Therefore, this chapter points out the possibility of comparing adaptations of two continentwide cultural units within the same geographic setting, but under environmental conditions gradually changing toward the late glacial and postglacial. One of the major characteristics of this development was the shift of occupation from the open landscape and back to the karst regions. Therefore, speleoarchaeology becomes a key discipline in understanding the late glacial adaptations in this part of Europe.
KeywordsEurope Sandstone Shale Sponge Holocene
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