Research at the RGZM
Settlement Systems and Internal Organisation of Settlements during the Palaeolithic and Mesolithic
The type of land-use, the functioning of the settlement system and the internal structure of a settlement location provides information about the way of life of Palaeolithic and Mesolithic people and reflects the cultural similarities. The changes in the organization of everyday life of these people can be drawn from various independent investigations. Currently, the work is being concentrated on the finds of the Early Palaeolithic, Late Palaeolithic and Mesolithic and north-western Europe. These various studies should lay the foundation for a preliminary synopsis of settlement systems in north-western Europe in the time period of 16,000-8,000 years ago. This will obviously be expanded through further studies on finds from a similar point in time. An effort will be made to extend the work to earlier parts of human history.
MONREPOS Archaeological Research Centre and Museum for Human Behavioural Evolution
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