Middle stone age point technology: Blind-testing the damage distribution method
作者: J. Jeffrey WernerPamela R. Willoughby
作者单位: 1Department of Anthropology, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2H4, Canada
刊名: Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports, 2018, Vol.19 , pp.138-147
来源数据库: Elsevier Journal
DOI: 10.1016/j.jasrep.2018.02.029
关键词: Middle Stone AgeLithic technologyUse-wearHafted hunting weaponsQuantitative
英文摘要: Abstract(#br)In this paper we present further experimental validation for the damage distribution use-wear method. By reproducing the technique with a replicated tool assemblage we demonstrate its ability to distinguish between tools used as cutting/scraping implements and those with hunting, drilling or piercing functions. The method was also applied to a sample assemblage of unretouched Middle Stone Age points from the Magubike archaeological site, southern Tanzania, in combination with a conventional macro-wear approach. The results of the study suggest that points from Magubike had multiple functions including use as projectile armatures and cutting/scraping tools. These differences in function appear to conform to lithic raw material type, which indicates that tools users were...
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  • Middle 中级牌黄麻
  • technology 工艺
  • distribution 分布
  • weapons 武器
  • stone 
  • damage 损伤
  • testing 测试
  • hunting 寄生振荡
  • point 
  • method 方法