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Archaeology of the Light: multiproxy, interdisciplinary and experimental approach to the knowledge of palaeolithic subterranean activities

Project description

Understanding how lighting systems were used by cave dwellers

Increasing control of fire played a major role in the emergence and expansion of the human species. During the Palaeolithic period, artificial lighting such as torches was a key resource for developing cave dwellers’ complex social and economic behaviour. Using a groundbreaking and interdisciplinary methodology applied to residues of Palaeolithic light, the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions A-LIGHT project aims to shed light on these distant cave activities. It will supply information and data on the first cave art and symbols from this prehistoric time, as well as consider the usefulness of light produced by fire.

Funding Scheme

MSCA-PF -

Coordinator

UNIVERSITE DE BORDEAUX
Net EU contribution
€ 229 401,12
Address
Place Pey Berland 35
33000 Bordeaux
France

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Region
Nouvelle-Aquitaine Aquitaine Gironde
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
No data

Partners (3)

GIM Geomatics,S.L.
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
No data
UNIVERSITAT DE VALENCIA
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Avenida Blasco Ibanez 13
46010 Valencia

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Region
Este Comunitat Valenciana Valencia/València
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
No data
MUSEUM NATIONAL D'HISTOIRE NATURELLE
France
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Rue Cuvier 57
75005 Paris

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Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
No data