In this article we analyze the spatial structure of Grubgraben, an Epigravettian open-air site in Austria. The site contains five distinct occupation levels stratified in a series of loess deposits, with stone structures and pavements defining the occupation levels. After examining the spatial patterning of a variety of the artifact classes for level AL1 and their coincidence with the stone and hearth features, we conclude that the site area can be divided into distinct activity areas. The stone pavement in level AL1, for example, was clearly used to support a variety of domestic activities, including food and hide processing. In conclusion we provide a hypothetical spatial structure for use in further analysis of these and other levels at the site.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Human Factors and Ergonomics