Reference : Tool use and hafting in the Middle Palaeolithic of North Africa: preliminary results ...
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http://hdl.handle.net/2268/183336
Tool use and hafting in the Middle Palaeolithic of North Africa: preliminary results of an on-going use-wear analysis on the Mousterian/Aterian assemblages of Ifri n’Ammar (Morocco)
English
Tomasso, Sonja mailto [Université de Liège > Département des sciences historiques > Archéologie préhistorique >]
Rots, Veerle mailto [Université de Liège > Département des sciences historiques > Archéologie préhistorique >]
Eiwanger, Josef mailto [DAI > Commission for Archaeology of Non-European Cultures (KAAK) Bonn > > Directorate II >]
2-Sep-2014
No
No
International
17th World UISPP conference
from 01-09-2014 to 07-09-2014
International Society for Pre- and Protohistoric Sciences
Burgos
Spain
[en] Middle Palaeolithic ; Ifri n’Ammar ; Aterian ; Mousterian ; Hafting ; Tanged tools
[en] The rock shelter of Ifri n’Ammar has a remarkable stratigraphy with alternating Mousterian and Aterian occupations within more than 6 meters of sediments dated from MIS 6 to 5a. The stratigraphy attributed to the Middle-Palaeolithic is divided in two units, separated by a calcareous crust, where upper and lower Aterian occupations can be identified.
Previous studies have characterised Aterian and Mousterian cultures on a typological and technological basis. Functional data on lithic industries from the Middle Palaeolithic in northern Africa is at present very scarce and detailed studies of the production, hafting and use of tools, particularly tanged pieces, have not yet been conducted.
Preliminary results of an on-going use-wear analysis of Middle Palaeolithic stone tools from the site of Ifri n’Ammar will be presented. Both low and high magnifications are combined for examining the macro- and microscopic wear traces on the stone tools. The interpretation of the archaeological material is based on comparisons with an experimental reference collection. The long-term goal of the study is to understand how stone tools were used, whether hafted stone tools existed at the site and how these functional parameters compare to the typo-technological characteristics of the different assemblages and how they may have influenced assemblage variability.
Kommission für Archäologie Außereuropäischer Kulturen (KAAK)
DAI
Marokko: Ur- und Frühgeschichte des östlichen Rif
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http://hdl.handle.net/2268/183336

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