While much about the subsistence and settlement systems of Upper Palaeolithic hunter-gatherers has been reconstructed on the basis of faunal, lithic and location data, the belief systems of such groups remain elusive. Cave paintings are the most common source of insight into Palaeolithic belief systems. Portable art objects are more commonly used for insights into social interactions during the Palaeolithic. In this paper, the occurrence of non-human scapula bones in Upper Palaeolithic sites as ritual objects is investigated.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Abstracts of the SAA 77th Annual Meeting 18-22 April, 2012 Memphis, Tennessee|
|State||Published - 2012|