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In such a context, a new research project was initiated in December 2004 aiming at taking advantage of the nature of that specific site and its archaeological remains. A pluridisciplinary and international team of scientist (see Appendice I) has since been put together, ready to engage in the analysis of the various lines of evidence.

The initial research design has been shaped within the current questioning of prehistoric studies which have been focusing, since the 1980s, on the ecological and techno-economic aspects of the adaptation of hunters-gatherers to their environment. With these theoretical considerations in mind, the collective research team is planning on addressing the following topics over the next five years:

-assessment of the raw materials (chert, sandstone, steatite/soapstone, ochre, shells) source areas, and territory size;

-patterns of raw material introduction onto the site (minerals, fauna);

- patterns of resource exploitation at the site and nature of the techno-economic behaviors associated;

- seasonality of site occupation and function; nature and breadth of symbolic activities (art, jewelry);

-relationship between parietal art and everyday living space.

The combination of numerous scholars from different scientific fields should offer a very diverse and stimulating, and at the same time more comprehensive, pictures of the community of hunter-gatherers that lived at this site for some time between 16,000 and 15,000 years ago.