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The Kostenki-Avdeevo Archaeological Culture and the Willendorf-Pavlov-Kostenki-Avdeevo Cultural Unity

  • Gennadii Pavlovich Grigor’ev
Part of the Interdisciplinary Contributions to Archaeology book series (IDCA)

Abstract

The Kostenki culture, along with inventories from Willendorf (Austria), Moravany-Podkovice (Czechoslovakia), Spadzista (Poland), and sites assigned to the Pavlov culture (Czechoslovakia), are parts of the Eastern Gravettian (Grigor’ev 1989; Kozlowski 1986). Radiocarbon dates indicate that sites belonging to the Kostenki culture postdate those belonging to the Pavlov culture by 8,000 to 2,000 years. This asynchrony, however, does not prevent us from assigning them to a unified cultural entity. The terminology employed in classifying all these sites depicts three levels: (1) archaeological culture (the smallest classificatory unit in this case) (Grigor’ev 1979); (2) archaeological unity (a unity that results from mutual interactions and ties between a few related cultures) (Grigor’ev 1968); and (3) the Eastern Gravettian (a chronological or stadial term).

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Cultural Layer Paleolithic Site Archaeological Culture Cultural Remains Paleolithic Culture 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gennadii Pavlovich Grigor’ev
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  1. 1.Institute of the History of Material CultureRussian Academy of SciencesSt. PetersburgRussia

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