The Archaeology of the Pleistocene-Holocene Transition.

TitelThe Archaeology of the Pleistocene-Holocene Transition.
AuteursDe Bie, M
Series EditorStraus, LG, Eriksen, BV, Erlandson, JM, Yesner, D
ReekstitelHumans at the End of the Ice Age. Interdisciplinary Contributions to Archaeology
UitgeverPlenum Press
PlaatsNew-York - London

The general image of the end of the Pleistocene (i.e., end of the Last Glacial) in Europe is one of brutal changes in climate, landscape, vegetation, fauna, and, consequently, in human strategies for survival in a new world that came into being around 10,000 years ago. The break between Magdalenian horse, reindeer, and bison hunters on the periglacial steppetundra and Mesolithic forest foragers and fishers is often generalized as being sharp and abrupt, and sometimes characterized as “degenerative” especially in the realm of artistic production.

Citation KeyDeBie:1996aa