Surface Stone Artifact Scatters, Settlement Patterns, and New Methods for Stone Artifact Analysis

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Show simple item record Holdaway, Simon en Davies, B en 2020-05-12T04:50:42Z en 2020-05-12T04:50:42Z en 2019 en
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dc.description.abstract Movement and mobility are key properties in understanding what makes us human and so have been foci for archeological studies. Stone artifacts survive in many contexts, providing the potential for understanding landscape use in the past through studies of mobility and settlement pattern. We review the inferential basis for these studies based on archeological practice and anthropological understanding of hunter-gatherer bands. Rather than structured relationships among band size, composition, and mobility, anthropological studies suggest variability in how hunter-gatherer groups were organized. We consider how stone artifact studies may be used to investigate this variability by outlining a geometric approach to stone artifact analysis based on the Cortex Ratio. An archeological case study from Holocene semi-arid Australia allows consideration of the potential of this approach for understanding past landscape use from stone artifact assemblage composition more generally. en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Journal of Paleolithic Archaeology en
dc.rights Items in ResearchSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated. Previously published items are made available in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. en
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dc.title Surface Stone Artifact Scatters, Settlement Patterns, and New Methods for Stone Artifact Analysis en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1007/s41982-019-00030-8 en
pubs.volume online first en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: The author en
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pubs.subtype Article en
pubs.elements-id 793822 en Arts en Social Sciences en
dc.identifier.eissn 2520-8217 en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2020-02-11 en 2019-06-17 en

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