Ser. 3. No. 2. (2014)
Field reports

The first in situ Old Stone Age assemblage from the Rába Valley, Northwestern Hungary

Published January 16, 2015
How to Cite
Mester, Z., Faragó, N., & Király, A. (2015). The first in situ Old Stone Age assemblage from the Rába Valley, Northwestern Hungary. Dissertationes Archaeologicae, 3(2), 351-362. https://doi.org/10.17204/dissarch.2014.351

Abstract

Due to the construction of the M86 motorway, intensive quarrying activity started at several locations of the Rába Valley in Northwestern Hungary. This undertaking provided the discovery of a new archaeological site near the village of Páli in August 2014. During the rescue excavation, a rich lithic assemblage was unearthed, suggesting a human occupation related to the Epipalaeolithic–Early Mesolithic period. It is the first in situ site preceding the Neolithic in the region.