The lithic assemblages in context

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

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Chapter 5 presents a detailed account of the excavated archaeological layers at Gesher Benot Yaʻaqov. It provides data on the location and stratigraphic position of each excavated unit in the study area, as well as details of the surface exposed, thickness and volume of the layers, and their sedimentological characteristics. When available, the results of faunal and floral analyses are summarized and references are provided. The description of the excavated units is accompanied by a series of illustrations, including photographs, cross-sections, and field maps. In some cases, information on the strategy applied to sampling and excavation methods in particular settings is given. For each excavated stratigraphic unit the inventory of the lithic assemblage of all field seasons is presented in detail. This is the only detailed presentation of the complete lithic inventory (regardless of sample size), encompassing all three raw materials and the frequencies of both waste and tools.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationVertebrate Paleobiology and Paleoanthropology
Number of pages57
StatePublished - 2018
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameVertebrate Paleobiology and Paleoanthropology
ISSN (Print)1877-9077

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
© Springer International Publishing AG 2018.


  • Cross-sections
  • Excavated areas
  • Excavated surface
  • Excavated volume
  • Field maps
  • Gesher Benot Yaʻaqov
  • Lithic inventory

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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