The basalt component

Naama Goren-Inbar, Nira Alperson-Afil, Gonen Sharon, Gadi Herzlinger

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Chapter 7 aims to provide a comprehensive description of the basalt assemblages, a major component of the archaeological horizons of Gesher Benot Ya‘aqov. Analyses consist of taphonomic, morphological, technological, and typological observations, which enable characterization and reconstruction of the operational sequences of basalt. These involve percussive tools (anvils, percussors, and pitted stones) and the use of giant cores for the production of large flakes, which required minimal modification for their transformation into bifaces.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationVertebrate Paleobiology and Paleoanthropology
Number of pages142
StatePublished - 2018
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameVertebrate Paleobiology and Paleoanthropology
ISSN (Print)1877-9077

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
© Springer International Publishing AG 2018.


  • Anvils
  • Basalt
  • Bifaces
  • Cleavers
  • Giant cores
  • Handaxes
  • Large flakes
  • Percussors
  • Pitted stones

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Ecology
  • Paleontology


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