Lithic technology of an Itaparica industry archaeological site: the Gruta das Araras rockshelter, Midwest of Brazil

  • João Carlos Moreno de Sousa Rio de Janeiro Federal University
Keywords: Brazilian archaeology, Itaparica tradition, Lithic Technology, Pleistocene-Holocene Transition.

Abstract


The Itaparica tradition is a lithic industry largely known with evidences of its presence in sites all over Brazil’s Central Plateau. Its main characteristic is the overwhelming presence of unifacially retouched artifacts (limaces) in these sites during the Pleistocene-Holocene transition and Early Holocene. Previous researches confirm the technological similarity of the limaces between some of these sites. This paper presents a technological analysis of the flaking residues of one of these sites: The Grutas das Araras Rockshelter, in which the oldest levels were interpreted as a lithic workshop.

Author Information

João Carlos Moreno de Sousa, Rio de Janeiro Federal University
PhD student at the National Museum.

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Published
15-Mar-2016
How to Cite
Moreno de Sousa, J. (2016, March 15). Lithic technology of an Itaparica industry archaeological site: the Gruta das Araras rockshelter, Midwest of Brazil. Journal of Lithic Studies, 3(1), 87-106. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.2218/jls.v3i1.1298
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Research Articles