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Title: Ramification of lithic production and the search of small tools in Iberian Peninsula Middle Paleolithic
Authors: Ríos Garaizar, Joseba
Eixea, Aleix
Villaverde Bonilla, Valentín
Keywords: Iberian Peninsula;Late Middle Paleolithic;Ramified production;Small flake;Lithic technology;Neandertal
Issue Date: Mar-2015
Publisher: Elsevier
Citation: Quaternary International, 2015, 361, 188-199
Abstract: The notion of recycling and it relationship with ramified productions and small tool production in Late Middle Paleolithic from the Iberian Peninsula are investigated. Results from Amalda, Axlor, Peña Miel, and Quebrada show that the production of small tools is one of the principal objectives of lithic provisioning in these sites. Whereas in Axlor and Amalda, this is achieved through the ramification of production, due to the remoteness of flint sources, in Quebrada, where raw material sources are closer, small flakes are obtained at the end of Levallois production. The implications for Neandertal society organization of this small tool production is discussed, and its evolution is observed from a diachronic perspective.
ISSN: 1040-6182
DOI: 10.1016/j.quaint.2014.07.025
Type: Article
Appears in Collections:Arqueología

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