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Author Simonet, Aurélien
Source Hyper Articles en Ligne (HAL)
Content type Text
Publisher Presses universitaires du Midi
File Format PDF
Language English
Alternative Title A probable case of apprenticeship in the fabrication of lithic weapon tips
Subject Keyword Tercis ♦ Isturitz ♦ Gravettian ♦ Lithic weapon tips ♦ Gravette point ♦ Apprenticeship ♦ Flint economy ♦ Technical investment ♦ shs ♦ Humanities and Social Sciences/Archaeology and Prehistory
Abstract The site of Tercis, in the Adour Basin, contains several distinct artefact concentrations. It consists of a vast openair knapping workshop where the production of lithic weapon tips in Tercis flint was a significant activity. Some of the lithic concentrations can be attributed to the Gravettian culture. However, the degree of technical investment varies from assemblage to assemblage, contrasting this probable cultural unity. This paper presents a study of the apprenticeship process revealed by these assemblages in order to stress the high degree of technical investment devoted to projectile tips, and consequently, their significant role in the evolution of lithic production systems.
ISSN 21086532
Educational Use Research
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2009-01-01
Journal Plethnologie
Issue Number 1
Page Count 28
Starting Page 183
Ending Page 210