Skip to Main content Skip to Navigation
Journal articles

L’industrie lithique chasséenne de Bernières-sur-Seine « Les Fondriaux » (Eure)

Abstract : In Upper Normandy in the Eure, alongside a palaeo-channel of the Seine, the excavation of a northern Chassean settlement brought to light a significant well-conserved lithic industry. This publication presents the comprehensive study of this industry. The main worked raw material is local flint, which was practically exclusively used for flake debitage to produce blanks for several tool types using different operational methods. Some stages of the chaîne opératoire appear to have been preferred to supply blanks adapted to certain types of tools. Original and elaborate technical retouch processes were also used to optimize tool use. End scrapers were the main, but not the only tools, used for working hide. Other tools are represented in smaller proportions (tranchets, denticulates, backed objects, cutting arrow armatures, perforating or hammering tools, etc.), including an exceptional deposit of two matching, burnt axe blades. The detailed study of some of these tools aims to bring to light their technical, typological and functional characteristics in order to enhance our knowledge of the use of Chassean tools. These new data make Bernières-sur-Seine a reference site for the northern Chassean in the Paris basin.
Document type :
Journal articles
Complete list of metadata
Contributor : Dominique Prost Connect in order to contact the contributor
Submitted on : Thursday, May 31, 2018 - 9:35:33 AM
Last modification on : Tuesday, June 7, 2022 - 12:46:06 PM
Long-term archiving on: : Saturday, September 1, 2018 - 12:49:49 PM


GP-57_Prost (1).pdf
Publisher files allowed on an open archive


Distributed under a Creative Commons Attribution - NonCommercial - NoDerivatives 4.0 International License



Dominique Prost, Miguel Biard, Valérie Deloze, Renaud Gosselin, Denis Lepinay. L’industrie lithique chasséenne de Bernières-sur-Seine « Les Fondriaux » (Eure). Gallia Préhistoire – Préhistoire de la France dans son contexte européen, CNRS Éditions, 2017, 57 (57), pp.337-372. ⟨10.4000/galliap.499⟩. ⟨hal-01803870⟩



Record views


Files downloads