Thierry Aubry

Thierry Aubry
Fundação Côa Parque · Archaeology

Ph.D

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Hunter-gatherer societies mobility has been interpreted as a dialectical interplay of social and environmental factors. Demography and social network restriction have been pointed out as potential factors for the demise of Neanderthal and to differ them from anatomically modern human. To reconstruct land use and social network we investigate Middle...
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O Rôdo, sítio arqueológico de ar livre, situado no Vale do Vouga foi identificado e escavado, em 2014, no âmbito dos trabalhos de minimização decorrentes da construção do Aproveitamento Hidroelétrico de Ribeiradio‑Ermida. Os estudos geoarqueológicos, paleobotânicos e da indústria lítica foram já alvo de publicação. As características tipo‑tecnológi...
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Embora a prospeção entre os rios Côa e Águeda ainda esteja longe de terminada, ela permitiu já: - Comprovar a ocupação de ambientes geológicos, topográficos e ecológicos muito diversificados deste vasto território durante o Paleolítico Superior, preenchendo o vazio ilusório entre as gravuras do Baixo Côa e as do Águeda (Siega Verde, Redor do Porco...
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Depuis 2016, le PCR « Réseau de lithothèques en région Centre - Val de Loire » (PCR CVDL) s’inscrit dans une perspective de recherche sur les modes d’exploitation des ressources lithiques et sur la territorialité des groupes humains préhistoriques. Outre l’étude ou la révision de séries archéologiques de l’espace régional, la caractérisation précis...
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The Coa Museum, open in 2010, is the entryway to the Coa Valley Archaeological Park. The visit to the rock art sites at the Coa is an authentic, irreplaceable experience that does not need ‘artifices’ to be enjoyed beyond a captivating guide delivering scientifically approved knowledge to visitors on the art and its natural and cultural context. Th...
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Quartz has traditionally been regarded as a raw material of poor knapping quality. Indeed, the structure of this mineral determines the presence of cleavage planes which generate fractures and influence débitage.The fact that it is naturally available in regions where there is no flint or silcrete, however, resulted in its frequent exploitation by...
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Quartz has traditionally been regarded as a raw material of poor knapping quality. Indeed, the structure of this mineral determines the presence of cleavage planes which generate fractures and influence débitage. The fact that it is naturally available in regions where there is no flint or silcrete, however, resulted in its frequent exploitation by...
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We provide a synthesis of the results delivered by the rock art studies carried out in the context of the project PalæoCôa (PTDC/EPH-ARQ/0326/2014). We have adopted an archaeological approach that had at its core the need of an integrated study of prehistoric art within its archaeological and geological context. This approach has able us to better...
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he geomorphological context of the Côa Valley open-air Palaeolithic rock art offers a unique opportunity to analyse its stratigraphic relationship with preserved Quaternary deposits and to reconstruct those that may have since disappeared. Litho-stratigraphic units, discontinuities and their architecture are interpreted in the context of the valley...
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Quartz has traditionally been regarded as a raw material of poor knapping quality. Indeed, the structure of this mineral determines the presence of cleavage planes which generate fractures and influence débitage [9,10]. However, he fact that quartz is naturally available in regions where there is no flint or silcrete resulted in its frequent exploi...
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Em 1999, um ano depois da classificação da arte paleolítica do Côa como património mundial pela UNESCO, uma sondagem em frente à rocha 1 do sítio do Fariseu revelou uma sequência de depósitos com vestígios do Paleolítico Superior sobre um painel gravado. Esta conjugação excecional de fatores humanos e naturais no registo arqueológico voltou a ident...
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Discovered at the beginning of the twentieth century, the Abri Casserole (Dordogne, France) was the subject of salvage excavations in the early nineties. The fieldwork revealed a sequence of 13 archaeological levels that document human occupations from the Gravettian to the Magdalenian, including very rare and poorly known assemblages (e.g. Early B...
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The timing of the Neanderthal-associated Middle Palaeolithic demise and a possible overlap with anatomically modern humans (AMH) in some regions of Eurasia continues to be debated. The Iberian Peninsula is considered a possible refuge zone for the last Neanderthals, but the chronology of the later Middle Palaeolithic record has undergone revision a...
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The Tardiglacial of Portugal has been associated with the Magdalenian culture and lithic industries characterized by tool miniaturization, a diversity of microlith types, and the absence of a intentional blade production. The technological characterization, the chronology and the phasing of the Portuguese Magdalenian have been defined based on data...
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The archaeological remains of the Upper Palaeolithic of the Côa Valley inform us of the resources, the geographical spaces explored and the mobility of the human groups at different scales. One is the scale of the territory of exploitation of the abiotic resources of the groups that most frequently lived in the region, whose existence is corroborat...
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The plaquette of Vau is engraved in its two sides with horses, anthropomorphic figures, a possible bird and what it seems to be a head of a red deer. The technical study of the piece has shown that, despite the identification of several types of incised traces, the entire repertoire could have been made with the same tool. Similar themes and styles...
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Este texto debruça-se sobre a rocha 7 da Faia, um dos sítios que compõem o conjunto de arte paleolítica do Vale do Côa. Trata-se do segundo espaço parietal deste sítio criado durante o Paleolítico Superior, muito provavelmente durante o intervalo temporal compreendido entre o Gravettense e o Solutrense médio. Contrariamente à maior parte dos espaço...
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The focus of this text is rock 7 of Faia, one of the sites of the Côa Valley with Palaeolithic rock art. Rock 7 is the second parietal space of the site that was created during the Upper Palaeolithic, most probably between the Gravettian and the middle Solutrean. It is the only panel of the Côa valley that was not engraved on the open-air, but unde...
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Descobertas do ano de 2018 no sítio da Cardina, nomeadamente ocupações do Paleolítico Superior Antigo, nomeadamente Aurignacense , e ocupações do Paleolítico Médio.
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Depuis 2016, le PCR « Réseau de lithothèques en région Centre - Val de Loire » s’inscrit dans une perspective de recherche sur les modes d’exploitation des ressources minérales et sur la territorialité des groupes humains préhistoriques.
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In the wake of the discovery of numerous large blade workshops at Le Grand-Pressigny site (Indre-et-Loire, France), which initially aroused great interest, the mid-Loire Valley region became central to studies of flint diffusion. Despite the quality of the initial work, the widely shared view now is that the capacity for this concept to continue to...
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We present in this work the integral study of the portable art of Fariseu (Côa Valley). Eighty-five engraved pieces and four painted ones form the studied collection. The chronological attribution to the Late Dryas/ beginning of the Pre-boreal is perfectly assured by the stratigraphic origin of the pieces. The technical and stylistic attributes of...
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Bien que de nombreuses études traitent de l’évolution des formes du relief et des dépôts quaternaires des principaux fleuves et des rivières du Portugal, dans un cadre tectonique et paléoclimatique d’échelle régionale, l’étude de leur relation possible avec leur occupation humaine n’a pas fait l’objet d’une approche spécifique à l’échelle de leur b...
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Os trabalhos de arqueologia desenvolvidos desde o início da última década do século XX no Centro e Nordeste de Portugal permitem estabelecer um quadro paleoambiental e cronoestratigráfico das várias fases de ocupação durante o Paleolítico Superior, bem como aperceber caraterísticas da adaptação técnica da produção das indústrias de pedra lascada, e...
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The archaeological research developed during the last decade of the 20th-century in Central and Northeast Portugal established a palaeoenvironmental and chronostratigraphic framework for the Upper Palaeolithic occupation of these regions, and brought to light the operative schemes used for the production of stone tools from the locally available ra...
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Un rapport de 184 pages sur les thèmes de la matière première, de la méthodologie, du silex, de l'extraction du silex, de la cartographie, des territoires et des comportements sociaux.
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(french version). Dans le sillage des découvertes d’ateliers de taille de grandes lames faites au Grand-Pressigny (Indre-et-Loire, France) qui suscitèrent alors un vif intérêt, la région Centre-Val de Loire est depuis longtemps au cœur de la réflexion sur la diffusion du silex. Malgré la qualité de ces travaux, le besoin de dépasser cet état de la...
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The spatial distribution of the open air rock art known today along the Coa Valley (Northeast Portugal) denotes a clear concentration along the left riverbank. In order to explain this specific occurrence, the geological and environmental constraints for the preservation of the rock art supports have been analysed. Regional geological structure was...
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The late persistence in Southern Iberia of a Neandertal-associated Middle Paleolithic is supported by the archeological stratigraphy and the radiocarbon and luminescence dating of three newly excavated localities in the Mula basin of Murcia (Spain). At Cueva Antón, Mousterian layer I-k can be no more than 37,100 years-old. At La Boja, the basal Aur...
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In the note “A response to some unwarranted criticisms of single-grain dating” Feathers raises many issues with both the approach and the conclusions of Thomsen et al. (2016). After careful consideration, we find we disagree with Feather's analysis and conclusions, and stand by the original conclusions of Thomsen et al. (2016). We reiterate that, f...
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We present the results of the study of lithic raw materials used in Upper Palaeolithic occupations preserved in caves, rockshelters and open-air sites from two different geological environments in Portugal. For the sites located in the Lusitanian Basin, flint or silcrete sources are easily available in close vicinity. The Côa Valley sites, located...