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Encyclopedia > Franchthi Cave

Franchthi Cave (Greek Σπήλαιον Φράγχθη) is a cave overlooking the Argolic Gulf that has yielded large numbers of artifacts relating to Neolithic Greece. Alternate meanings: Cave (disambiguation) The outside world viewed from a cave A cave is a natural underground void large enough for an adult human to enter. ... The Argolic Gulf (Greek: Αργολικός Κόλπος Argolikós Kólpos) is a small gulf off the east coast of the Peloponnese, Greece, opening into the Aegean Sea. ... The Neolithic, (Greek neos=new, lithos=stone, or New Stone Age) was a period in the development of human technology that is traditionally the last part of the Stone Age. ...


  • Franchthi Excavation Photos from Dept. of Archaeology, Indiana University

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It is certain that scaffolding or ladders were used in some caves, where art work has been found high up on the walls, far beyond the reach of man: for example, the great polychrome horse of Labastide, in the Pyrenean Magdalenian (Omnès, 1982).
A special mention should be made of the pioneering Frossards who, in 1870, retrieved carbonised raspberry and strawberry seeds from the Magdalenian sediments of the cave of Aurensan (France) by a crude but effective method of flotation (Frossard and Frossard, 1880).
Claims for Palaeolithic cereals continued to occur sporadically: for example, grains in a ‘Palaeolithic breccia’ in a cave at Engis in Belgium (Doudou, 1904); and Magdalenian grains and grinders mentioned by Baudouin (1932a, b).
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The goal of this work is to examine the ecology and environments of the hominins through zooarchaeological analysis of the faunal remains, isotopic analysis of both fossil and modern animal communities, and spatial analysis of the fossil caves utilizing GIS.
Green teaches undergraduate courses in folklore and cultural anthropology, as well as graduate level courses in folklore genres and folklore method and theory.
Grider is a folklorist with extensive training and field experience in classical archaeology, including work at Franchthi Cave in Greece.
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