The Effects of Secondary Recycling on the Technological Character of Lithic Assemblages

Show simple item record Coco, E en Holdaway, Simon en Iovita, R en 2020-08-16T23:17:08Z en 2020 en
dc.identifier.citation Journal of Paleolithic Archaeology 3(3):453-474 24 Apr 2020
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dc.description.abstract Recycling of lithic artifacts, including both lithic scavenging and secondary recycling, is a widely recognized phenomenon in the Paleolithic archeological record, in some instances creating tools with morphological signatures characteristic of multiple time periods or technological systems. These types of tools often define transitional industries including those at the Middle-to-Upper Paleolithic transition, suggesting a variety of behavioral interpretations for the supposed evolution of Middle Paleolithic to Upper Paleolithic toolkits. Here we test an alternative hypothesis that transitional assemblages formed via secondary recycling of stone artifacts produced by two technologically divergent populations. Results from the application of an agent-based model indicate how ordered sets of assemblages resembling archeological transitional sequences can result from the combination of simple recycling behaviors and periods of sediment deposition and erosion. This implies that some transitional assemblages could have formed without the interaction of different populations and/or without technological evolution. en
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dc.rights This is a post-peer-review, pre-copyedit version of an article published in Journal of Paleolithic Archaeology. The final authenticated version is available online at: en
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dc.title The Effects of Secondary Recycling on the Technological Character of Lithic Assemblages en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1007/s41982-020-00055-4 en
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dc.rights.holder Copyright: Springer Nature en
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pubs.elements-id 805282 en Arts en Social Sciences en
dc.identifier.eissn 2520-8217 en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2020-07-07 en 2020-04-24 en

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