Pavlovian hunters on the margin – archaeozoological analysis of the animal remains discovered at the Pavlov II site (1966 – 67 excavations)
|Klíčová slova||Gravettian, hunters-gatherers, southern Moravia, subsistence strategies|
|Citace||WILCZYŃSKI, Jarosław, WOJTAL, Piotr a SVOBODA, Jiří. Pavlovian hunters on the margin – archaeozoological analysis of the animal remains discovered at the Pavlov II site (1966 – 67 excavations). Fossil Imprint / Acta Musei Nationalis Pragae, Series B – Historia Naturalis. Prague: National Museum, 2017, 73(3-4), 322-331. DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/if-2017-0018. ISSN 2533-4050 (tisk), 2533-4069 (online). Also available from: https://publikace.nm.cz/periodicals/fiamnpsbhn/73-3-4/pavlovian-hunters-on-the-margin-archaeozoological-analysis-of-the-animal-remains-discovered-at-the-pavlov-ii-site-1966-67-excavations|
Our archaeozoological studies concerns animal remains discovered during ﬁeldworks led by B. Klíma in 1966 – 1967. The study does not include a few bone tools and personal ornaments made from animal teeth. There were analysed 968 remains of different animal species. Among the mammals, the most numerous are bones and teeth of mammoth, horse, wolf, and reindeer. Other taxa are less numerous, but we point out presence of cave lion bones. The quantity of animal remains discovered at Pavlov II is much lower in comparison with other Pavlovian sites from Pavlov-Dolní Věstonice area. The localization of archeological trench, on the periphery/margin of a larger Pavlovian site, most likely had effect on not large number osteological ﬁnds. Nevertheless, our study conﬁrms the importance different Pleistocene species in the everyday life of Gravettian huntersgatherers. They relied not only on herbivores, but also carnivores, such as wolves, wolverines, bears and cave lions.