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Reduction continuums and tool use.

Hiscock, Peter; Attenbrow, Val


This paper focuses on a contradiction between two central principles frequently embedded in lithic studies: the notion that implement form often reflects intended function because prehistoric artisans designed specimens to be functionally specific and proficient, and the notion that there is often a progressive alteration of implement form during its use-life. Tension between these two seemingly incompatible propositions creates an interpretative paradox that we have expressed with the...[Show more]

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Date published: 2005
Type: Book chapter


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