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Retouched notches at Combe Grenal (France) and the Reduction Hypothesis

Hiscock, Peter; Clarkson, Christoper J


A detailed attribute analysis of notched flakes from upper layers of Combe Grenal, a key site in the debates about the nature of Middle Paleolithic assemblage variation in France, is used to evaluate the applicability to Combe Grenal of the reduction model offered by Holdaway, McPherron, and Roth as an explanation for morphological and size variation within notched specimens. We conclude that traditional implement types can be viewed as arbitrary divisions in a continuum of size and notch...[Show more]

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Date published: 2007
Type: Journal article
Source: American Antiquity


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