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Middle Paleolithic skill level and the individual knapper: an experiment

Eren, Metin I., Bradley, B.A., Sampson, C.G. (2011) Middle Paleolithic skill level and the individual knapper: an experiment. American Antiquity, 76 (2). pp. 229-251. ISSN 0002-7316. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:30105)

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Abstract

It has been proposed that Paleolithic studies should abandon their focus on groups and turn instead to the individual. If

products of learner knappers from those of their mentors. To do so we need a framework of knapping standards by which

reductions by a knapper of intermediate skill were compared with 25 reductions by his highly experienced instructor. Four

from the upper and lower core surface, symmetry of the first detached Levallois flake, and failure rate of that detachment

imperfect discriminators. Personal markers other than those of skill level must be found by which to seek individuals in the

Se ha propuesto que los estudios del Paleolítico deberían centrarse en el individuo y no en el grupo social. Una manera de

estándares de talla que mida el nivel de destreza requerido para talla durante el paleolítico medio. En este trabajo se han realizado las medidas correspondientes en una secuencia de 100 reducciones de núcleo Levallois de tortuga subcircular llevadas

cuatro medidas como marcadores del nivel de experiencia: el consumo total de la piedra durante la preparación inicial del

de dicha extracción al sobrepasar el borde del núcleo. Estos marcadores nos permiten discriminar entre el trabajo de un principiante y su maestro en la actualidad; sin embargo, >30% quedan fuera de esta clasificación. La trayectoria de aprendizaje

en el número de extracciones de experto. Se deduce que las medidas del nivel de destreza porsísolasson discriminantesimperfectos para identificar al individuo. Para llegar a reconocer al individuo en el registro del paleolítico medio se deben reconocer marcadores personales adicionales aparte del nivel de destreza

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Anthropology and Conservation > Social and Cultural Anthropology
Depositing User: Shelley Malekia
Date Deposited: 13 Aug 2012 11:49 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 09:09 UTC
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