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The role of the individual agent in Acheulean biface variability A multi-factorial model

Abstract:

The Lower Palaeolithic, epitomized by the Acheulean biface technology, is characterized by a degree of temporal and geographical stasis that is unparalleled in the lithic record. The reasons for this phenomenon have provoked considerable debate. However, whilst it is important to understand the overall stability of this techno complex, it is also important to address the considerable degree of variability evident at the level of individual locales. Why, for instance, do bifaces show a range o...

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10.1177/1469605308099370

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Experimental Psychology
Journal:
JOURNAL OF SOCIAL ARCHAEOLOGY
Volume:
9
Issue:
1
Pages:
35-58
Publication date:
2009-02-05
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EISSN:
1741-2951
ISSN:
1469-6053
URN:
uuid:e2fb614e-b4ca-4f04-a499-6e745fcd21ab
Source identifiers:
427610
Local pid:
pubs:427610

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