Use-wear analysis of an Amudian laminar assemblage from the Acheuleo-Yabrudian of Qesem Cave, Israel

Cristina Lemorini, Mary C Stiner, Avi Gopher, Ron Shimelmitz, Ran Barkai

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Abstract

In this paper the results of use-wear analysis of an Amudian lithic assemblage recently discovered at Qesem Cave, Israel, are presented. Although very old, this assemblage maintains well-preserved traces of use that indicate that butchering activities and plants collecting were carried out at the site. Cut marks on faunal remains confirm the observations obtained by use-wear analysis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)921-934
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Archaeological Science
Volume33
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2006

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Keywords

  • Amudian laminar assemblage
  • Butchering activities
  • Faunal remains
  • Use-wear analysis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • History
  • Archaeology

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