In this paper the results of use-wear analysis of an Amudian lithic assemblage recently discovered at Qesem Cave, Israel, are presented. Although very old, this assemblage maintains well-preserved traces of use that indicate that butchering activities and plants collecting were carried out at the site. Cut marks on faunal remains confirm the observations obtained by use-wear analysis.
|Number of pages||14|
|Journal||Journal of Archaeological Science|
|State||Published - Jul 2006|
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
The Qesem Cave research project is supported by the Leakey Foundation, the Irene Levy-Sala CARE Archaeological Foundation and the Israel Science Foundation (Grant 820/02). We would like to thank R. Yerkes, H. Plisson, and L. Meignen for reading and improving earlier versions of the text.
- Amudian laminar assemblage
- Butchering activities
- Faunal remains
- Use-wear analysis
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