Urgeschichte und Naturwissenschaftliche Archäologie
Büro: Raum H407, Hauptgebäude
EVIDENCE OF FIRE IN ARCHAEOLOGICAL CONTEXT: HOHLE FELS AND FUMANE CAVE
The PhD research of Diana Marcazzan focuses on two important transitional sites of Europe, Hohle Fels and Fumane Cave, where previous studies had been carried out on the geoarchaeological context. The goal is to provide new diachronic data from these caves through multiples techniques to reconstruct the history of human site use and the relationship with fire. The investigation of pyrotechnology has been one of the main topics of the Paleolithic Archaeology in recent decades, especially regarding the close relationship established between humans and fire. Its discovery and control radically changed many of the cultural, behavioral and technological of aspects humankind’s life. However, the individuation of archaeological combustion traces is often controversial in prehistoric contexts due to the preservation of fire proxies; for this reason, the investigation needs the combination of macro- and micro-contextual analysis.