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here new lithic material from the recently discovered Dibé rockshelter, which represents an Early Holocene occupation of semi-arid lowland environments outside of the more exhaustively explored Ethiopian Rift and its margins. Techno-typological analyses of excavated and surface lithic material from

In: Journal of African Archaeology

behaviors. Here we examine two case studies in which this occurs: first, the emergence of literacy from the behavior of writing, which ultimately yielded meta-awareness of conceptual domains, and second, change in lithic technologies and associated behaviors that may index the emergence of conceptual

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In: Journal of Cognition and Culture

V. THE LITHICS Contents I. HISTORY OF RESEARCH II. THE LITHIC MATERIAL A. Survey Methods B. Documentation C. Raw Materials D. Distribution of Sites in the Research Area E. Geography III. AREAS, SITES AND FEATURES OF PARTICULAR IN- TEREST A. Site13:2–3. The Neolithic and the Bronze Age – Obsidian on

In: Acta Archaeologica
Authors: Souad Kouti and Eric Huysecom

millénaire cal BC. Abstract To date, archaeological sites dated between the 7th and 4th millennia cal BC are rare in West Africa. The Neo- lithic workshop of Promontoire at Ounjougou, Mali, had specialized in the bifacial shaping of armatures on sandstone, a local raw material. This industry was dis

In: Journal of African Archaeology

Introduction Lithic miniaturization, systematically producing and using small stone tools by controlled fracture, is among hominin lithic technology’s most distinctive characteristics (Pargeter & Shea 2019). Assemblages containing detached flakes, retouched tools, and cores less than 25-50 mm

In: Journal of African Archaeology