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Multidisciplinary Approaches to the Study of Stone Age Weaponry

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Multidisciplinary Approaches to the Study of Stone Age Weaponry
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Multidisciplinary Approaches to the Study of Stone Age Weaponry
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Multidisciplinary Approaches to the Study of Stone Age Weaponry
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Multidisciplinary Approaches to the Study of Stone Age Weaponry
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  • Foreword -- Preface -- Contents -- Contributors -- Recognizing Weapons: Experimental Approaches -- 1 When Is a Point a Projectile? Morphology, Impact Fractures, Scientific Rigor, and the Limits of Inference -- Abstract -- Identifying Weapons and Delivery Technologies -- Studies Based on Morphology, and Morphological Types -- Studies Based on Microwear, Residues, and Impact Fractures -- A Study of Impact Fractures Among Debitage -- Discussion -- Conclusion -- References -- 2 Identifying Weapon Delivery Systems Using Macrofracture Analysis and Fracture Propagation Velocity: A Controlled Experiment -- Abstract -- Weapon Delivery Systems in an Evolutionary Perspective -- The Contribution of Lithic Use Wear Analysis -- Controlled v. Replicative Experiments -- Materials and Methods -- General Setup -- Projectile Experiment -- Thrusting Experiment -- Macrofracture Analysis -- Fracture Propagation Velocity -- Results -- Macrofracture Patterns -- Fracture Propagation Velocity Results -- Discussion and Conclusions -- Acknowledgements -- References -- 3 Experiments in Fracture Patterns and Impact Velocity with Replica Hunting Weapons from Japan -- Abstract -- Introduction -- Methods -- Results -- Thrusting -- Throwing -- Spearthrowers -- Bows -- Discussion -- Conclusions -- Acknowledgements -- References -- 4 Thirty Years of Experimental Research on the Breakage Patterns of Stone Age Osseous Points. Overview, Methodological Problems and Current Perspectives -- Abstract -- Introduction -- Overview of Projectile Experiments with Osseous Weapon Tips -- High Impact Resistance -- Tip Damage: Crushing and Mushrooming -- Beveled Breaks -- "Catastrophic" Damage: SplittingImpact damage and Shattering -- Breaks at the Base -- Summary -- Experimental and Archeological Beveled Breaks: An Attempt at Quantitative Traceology -- Materials and Methods -- Results
  • Comparison Data -- Discussion -- Testing the "Hard Obstacle" Hypothesis -- Conclusion -- Acknowledgements -- References -- 5 Levers, Not Springs: How a Spearthrower Works and Why It Matters -- Abstract -- Introduction -- Prolonged Thrust Theories -- Spring Power Theories -- Why Does It Matter? -- References -- Recognizing Weapons: Archaeological Applications -- 6 Hunting Lesions in Pleistocene and Early Holocene European Bone Assemblages and Their Implications for Our Knowledge on the Use and Timing of Lithic Projectile Technology -- Abstract -- Introduction -- Hunting Lesions in the Pleistocene and Early Holocene -- Experimental Set-Ups -- Direct Evidence for Hunting Lesions in Late Upper Palaeolithic/Final Palaeolithic and Mesolithic Archaeological Contexts -- Indirect Evidence for Hunting Lesions in Late Upper Palaeolithic/Final Palaeolithic and Mesolithic Archaeological Contexts -- Direct Evidence for Hunting Lesions in Early- and Mid-Upper Palaeolithic Contexts -- Direct Evidence for Hunting Lesions in Lower and Middle Palaeolithic Contexts -- Indirect Evidence for Hunting Lesions in Lower and Middle Palaeolithic Contexts -- Discussion and Conclusions -- Acknowledgments -- References -- 7 Edge Damage on 500-Thousand-Year-Old Spear Tips from Kathu Pan 1, South Africa: The Combined Effects of Spear Use and Taphonomic Processes -- Abstract -- Introduction -- Background -- Middle Paleolithic and Middle Stone Age Points -- Edge Damage Distribution Method -- Kathu Pan 1 -- Methods -- Generating the Distribution Models -- Samples -- Mapping Edge Damage -- Calculating Edge Damage Distributions -- Combining Distributions -- Comparing the Distribution Models -- Results -- KP1 PED Distribution -- Post-depositional Model -- Post-patination Damage on the KP1 Points -- Comparison with KP1 -- Behavioral Models -- Damage on Experimental Spear Tips
  • Comparison with KP1 -- Damage on PP13B MSA Cutting Tools -- Comparison with KP1 -- Combination Models -- Combination Spear Tip/Post-depositional Model -- Comparison with KP1 -- Combination Cutting Tool/Post-depositional Models -- Comparison with KP1 -- Combination Cutting Tool/Spear Tip Models -- Comparison with KP1 -- Discussion -- Conclusion -- Acknowledgements -- References -- 8 Projectile Damage and Point Morphometry at the Early Middle Paleolithic Misliya Cave, Mount Carmel (Israel): Preliminary Results and Interpretations -- Abstract -- Introduction -- The Site and the Point Assemblage -- Methods -- Types and Frequencies of Diagnostic Impact Fractures -- Morpho-metric Characteristics -- Results -- Fractures Diagnostic of Projectile Impact -- Morpho-metric Characteristics -- Discussion and Conclusions -- Acknowledgements -- References -- 9 Morpho-Metric Variability of Early Gravettian Tanged "Font-Robert" Points, and Functional Implications -- Abstract -- Introduction -- Materials and Methods -- Sites and Material Studied -- The Function of Gravettian Tanged Tools -- Determining Potential Function as a Projectile Point -- Results -- Evidence of Hafting -- Impact Fractures -- Morphology -- TCSA and Mass -- Discussion -- Acknowledgement -- References -- 10 Early Gravettian Projectile Technology in Southwestern Iberian Peninsula: The Double Backed and Bipointed Bladelets of Vale Boi (Portugal) -- Abstract -- Gravettian Backed Technology -- Macro and Micro Wear Analysis on Lithic Projectiles -- The Site of Vale Boi -- The Stratigraphy and Chronometric Sequence -- Results -- Discussion -- Conclusions -- References -- 11 Uncertain Evidence for Weapons and Craft Tools: Functional Investigations of Australian Microliths -- Abstract -- Introduction -- Background -- Case Study 1 -- Case Study 2 -- Discussion and Conclusion -- Acknowledgements
  • Acknowledgements -- References -- 12 Projectiles and Hafting Technology -- Abstract -- Introduction -- Hafting Evidence -- Diagnostic Evidence of Hunting Weapons: Wear Features and Residues -- Hunting Experiments -- Spear Point Experiment -- Results -- Discussion -- Arrow Experiment -- Results -- Hafting and Other Experiments -- Archaeological Case Studies -- Discussion -- Conclusion -- Acknowledgements -- References -- Measures of Weapon Performance -- 13 Testing Archaeological Approaches to Determining Past Projectile Delivery Systems Using Ethnographic and Experimental Data -- Abstract -- Introduction -- Methods -- Results -- Impact Fracture Size Experiment -- Discussion -- Conclusion -- Acknowledgements -- Appendix -- References -- 14 Penetration, Tissue Damage, and Lethality of Wood- Versus Lithic-Tipped Projectiles -- Abstract -- Introduction -- Materials and Methods -- Experimental Set-up -- Experimental Trials -- Quantification of Penetration and Volume Tissue Damage -- Results -- Discussion -- Acknowledgements -- References -- 15 Experimental and Archeological Observations of Northern Iberian Peninsula Middle Paleolithic Mousterian Point Assemblages. Testing the Potential Use of Throwing Spears Among Neanderthals -- Abstract -- Introduction -- Mousterian Point Morphology -- Archeological Record -- Point Analysis -- Can Mousterian Points Be Effectively Thrown? -- Discussion -- References -- Weapons as Curated Technologies -- 16 More to the Point: Developing a Multi-faceted Approach to Investigating the Curation of Magdalenian Osseous Projectile Points -- Abstract -- Introduction -- Curation and Use Life -- Magdalenian Osseous Projectile Points -- Previous Work in Investigating Magdalenian Osseous Point Curation -- Developing Osseous Point Curation Research -- Metric Analysis and Population Distributions
  • Manufacturing Stigmata, Use Wear and Rejuvenation Stigmata -- Decoration and Striations -- Assemblage Composition -- Experimental Studies -- Parietal and Mobile Art -- Ethnography -- Future Directions: What Questions Can We Ask? -- Conclusion -- Acknowledgements -- References -- 17 Survivorship Distributions in Experimental Spear Points: Implications for Tool Design and Assemblage Formation -- Abstract -- Introduction -- Longevity and Curation -- Characterizing Longevity Distributions -- Graphic Depiction -- Mathematical Description -- Longevity Scales -- Data -- Methods -- Analysis -- Ways of Measuring Longevity -- Longevity and Curation by Number of Uses -- Estimating Unknown Longevity -- Summary -- Future Directions -- Acknowledgements -- References -- Weapons as Cultural and Cognitive Markers -- 18 Morphological Diversification of Stemmed Projectile Points of Patagonia (Southernmost South America). Assessing Spatial Patterns by Means of Phylogenies and Comparative Methods -- Abstract -- Introduction -- Objectives and Hypotheses -- Materials and Methods -- Analysis and Results -- Discussion -- Conclusions -- Acknowledgements -- References -- 19 Hunting Technologies During the Howiesons Poort at Sibudu Cave: What They Reveal About Human Cognition in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, Between sim65 and 62 ka -- Abstract -- Introduction -- The Howiesons Poort Industry at Sibudu -- Weapons for Encounter Hunting -- Evidence for the Use of Spears and Bows and Arrows -- What Encounter Hunting Weapons Reveal About Human Cognition -- Mindful Procurement: Using Snares -- Evidence for the Use of Snares -- What the Use of Snares Reveals About Human Cognitive Evolution -- Discussion and Conclusion -- Acknowledgements -- References -- Conclusions -- 20 Summary and Conclusions -- Stone Age Weapons in the Context of Major Debates in Human Evolution
  • Towards a New Synthesis
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