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The need for a taphonomic perspective in stone artefact analysis

Hiscock, Peter


Introduction: .....This paper argues that in order to derive information about the past from the archaeological record it is necessary to have a taphonomic perspective on morphological characteristics of stone artefacts. The framework of taphonomy is discussed and it is claimed that the taphonomic processes which act upon bone can equally modify stone, and that the main objectives of taphonomic studies in palaeontology can be achieved in the study of prehistoric artefacts. Two case studies are...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 1985
Type: Journal article


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