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The gatherer and the grindstone: towards a methodological toolkit for grindstone analysis in southern Africa

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Although grindstones – that is, pairs of stone implements used to grind, pound, pulverise or otherwise process intermediate materials – have been intensively studied by archaeologists in other parts of the world, in southern Africa to date they have received little attention. Despite a near-ubiquitous presence on Middle and Later Stone Age archaeological sites, their primary function in archaeological reconstructions has been as proxies for other behaviours. These include behavioural moder...

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St Hugh's College, University of Oxford
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DPhil
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