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A method for estimating edge length from flake dimensions: use and implications for technological change in the southern African MSA

Mackay, Alexander


This paper presents a method for estimating edge length from flake dimensions. Comparison of estimated values with data from measured flake edges demonstrates the robusticity of the method. Building on the work of Braun (Braun, D.R., 2005. Examining flake production strategies: examples from the Middle Paleolithic of Southwest Asia. Lithic Technology 30, 107-125; Braun, D.R., Harris, J.W.K., 2003. Technological developments in the Oldowan of Koobi Fora: innovative techniques of artifact...[Show more]

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Date published: 2008
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Archaeological Science
DOI: 10.1016/j.jas.2007.05.013


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