By Juan Gibaja Bao, Nuno Bicho, Joao Marreiros

The importance of use-wear experiences in archaeological study performs a massive position as a proxy to prehistoric techno-cultural reconstruction. the current quantity, divided into 5 thematic sections, contains chapters discussing a number of assorted examine equipment, strategies, chronologies and areas. As such, this quantity can be of curiosity to either archaeologists and anthropologists.

Show description

Read or Download International conference on use-wear analysis : use-wear 2012 PDF

Similar archaeology books

Archaeology in Practice: A Student Guide to Archaeological Analyses (1st Edition)

Archaeology in perform: A scholar consultant to Archaeological Analyses bargains scholars in archaeology laboratory classes a close and worthy how-to handbook of archaeological equipment and gives perception into the breadth of contemporary archaeology.

Written through experts of fabric analyses, whose services represents a large geographic variety
Includes a variety of examples of functions of archaeological recommendations
Organized through fabric kinds, akin to animal bones, ceramics, stone artifacts, and documentary assets, or by way of subject matters, comparable to courting, ethics, and file writing
Written accessibly and amply referenced to supply readers with a advisor to additional assets on concepts and their purposes
Enlivened via quite a number boxed case stories through the major textual content

Discovering Our Past: A Brief Introduction to Archaeology

This short, reasonably cheap creation to the thoughts, equipment, and theoretical frameworks of up to date archaeology follows a similar organizing precept because the textual content Archaeology: learning Our earlier yet good points much less aspect. Archaeological tools and conception are lined comprehensively--at an affordable point of detail--in less than three hundred pages.

Handbuch der Keilschriftliteratur, Bd. II: Supplement zu Band I. Anhang: Zur Kuyunjik-Sammlung

Število novih objavljenih klinopisnih tekstov (po večini ohranjenih na glinastih ploščicah) naglo narašča. Obenem se, sicer znatno počasneje, množi število delovnih asirioloških proučevalcev kakor tudi njihovih člankov in razprav. Število interesentov, ki so vabljeni okay načeloma vsakoletnim mednarodnim delovnim srečanjem (Rencontres Assyriologiques Internationales) se približuje številu 500, včasih pa to število celo presega.

The Northwest Florida Expeditions of Clarence Bloomfield Moore

A Dan Josselyn Memorial e-book This finished compilation of Moore’s archaeological reviews on northwest Florida and southern Alabama and Georgia provides the earliest documented investigations of this region.  while Clarence Bloomfield Moore cruised the rivers of Florida looking for prehistoric artifacts a century in the past, he laid the foundation for archaeological investigations to persist with.

Extra resources for International conference on use-wear analysis : use-wear 2012

Example text

Recently, functional analysis stepped beyond the interpretation of artefacts per se and embraced wider (and eventually more interesting) questions related to past human behaviour in its cultural, social, economical and adaptive senses (González and Ibáñez 1994; Gassin 1996; Ibáñez and González 1996; Gibaja 2002). But, is the present state of the art of use-wear methods solid enough for such a step forward or does it has important gaps that need urgent solutions? 2. Functional analysis As mentioned above, functional analysis is based on systematic experimentation, a basic principle of the scientific method.

When both lab and archaeological assemblages are similar, archaeologists believe they have found the possible activity performed, and the material used in the past (Keely 1980; Moss 1983; Odell and Odell-Vereecken 1980; Vaughan 1985). This apparently simple correlation has constantly faced several constraints. g. ). Some researchers argue that many wear traces cannot be associated with confidence to one specific task or material and, thus, many of them discard this method as a reliable tool to understand past human behaviour (Grace 1996; Keeley 1974; Shea & Klenck 1993).

2006. Reflexiones en torno a las características formales de los útiles líticos: una visión desde el análisis traceológico. Promontoria, Ano 4 (4): 53-68. —. 2007. Estudios de traceología y funcionalidad. Praxis archaeologica. Associação Portuguesa de Arqueólogos 2: 49-74. 42 Chapter Four Ibáñez, J. , González, J. E. 2003. Use-wear in the 1990s in western Europe: Potential and limitations of a method. ; Shott, M. , Eds. - Lithic analysis at the millennium. p. 163-168 Gibaja, J. & Palomo, A. 2004.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.92 of 5 – based on 11 votes