Basalt bifacial tool production in the southern Levant: A glance at the quarry and workshop site of Giv'at Kipod, Israel

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Abstract

The authors describe the discovery of a Late Neolithic/Chalcolithic basalt axe factory in the Manasseh Hills in Israel and suggest it had a primary role in the region for the production of these functional and symbolic tools. The form of discarded roughouts and flakes is used to deduce the principal eventual product and its sequence of manufacture.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)367-376
Number of pages10
JournalAntiquity
Volume82
Issue number316
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2008

Keywords

  • Axe
  • Bifacial tools
  • Chalcolithic
  • Late Neolithic
  • PPNA
  • Symbolic

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Archaeology
  • Arts and Humanities (all)

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