Human remains from the Moravian Gravettian: morphology and taphonomy of additional elements from Dolní Vĕstonice II and Pavlov I
Article first published online: 8 JUL 2009
Copyright © 2009 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
International Journal of Osteoarchaeology
Volume 20, Issue 6, pages 645–669, November/December 2010
How to Cite
Trinkaus, E., Svoboda, J. A., Wojtal, P., Fišákova, M. N. and Wilczyński, J. (2010), Human remains from the Moravian Gravettian: morphology and taphonomy of additional elements from Dolní Vĕstonice II and Pavlov I. Int. J. Osteoarchaeol., 20: 645–669. doi: 10.1002/oa.1088
- Issue published online: 8 JUL 2009
- Article first published online: 8 JUL 2009
- Manuscript Accepted: 13 MAR 2009
- Manuscript Revised: 6 MAR 2009
- Manuscript Received: 15 DEC 2008
- Ministry of Science and Higher Education of Poland. Grant Numbers: 2/P04C/081/30, 0903/P01/2006/31
- Late Pleistocene;
- Upper Paleolithic;
Zooarchaeological analysis of the earlier Mid Upper Paleolithic (MUP) (Pavlovian) assemblages from Dolní Vĕstonice II and Pavlov I, southern Moravia, have yielded 11 additional remains from Dolní Vĕstonice II (five of which may be associated) and 20 remains from Pavlov I (16 of which come from a pair of hands, Pavlov 31). These remains are those of early modern humans, albeit with a few generally archaic features. At least two of them represent very tall individuals, among the tallest known for the Upper Paleolithic. These remains also raise the question, previously posed, as to the nature of differential treatment of the dead among MUP humans, given the presence of ritual burials, isolated bones and (with Pavlov 31) selected associated anatomy. Copyright © 2009 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.