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Understanding provenance of raw materials in the Middle Pleistocene area of Calerizo de Cáceres, Extremadura, Spain: Spatial analysis and characterization of Santa Ana assemblage
Akinbowale Mark Akintayo, Antoni Canals Salomo

This work presents a study of the provenance of quartzitic lithic materials from the cave of Santa Ana in Calerizo de Cáceres. Calerizo de Cáceres is a karstic system confined between quartzitic hills with abundant lithic materials and availability of surface and groundwater resources. Macroscopic or visual characterization of archaeological samples, as well as the geological sources was employed to determine the provenance of materials. Through comparison of results from characterization of archaeological materials using the results from those of the geological sources as references for source provisioning. Spatial analysis of location data collected during prospecting of the landscape as well as Digital Elevation Model of the area were used to analyze the movement pattern on the landscape from the site (Santa Ana Cave) to geological deposits of raw materials present within the studied landscape using Least-Cost Path (LCP) analysis in GIS. The results showed that both primary and secondary sources were exploited by prehistoric groups for raw materials procurement and the maximum distance travelled to acquire these materials do not extend beyond 15 km. A cluster of these sources were found to be located at distance of about 1.5 km from the Santa Ana Cave. Alluvial deposits were also exploited as fragments of rocks transported downslope from the quartzitic hills which surround the Calerizo de Cáceres.

  

Immersed in Lithics
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Issue dedicated to the conference "Immersed in Lithics", 25th-26th February, 2016, Manchester, U.K.
Guest edited by: Elizabeth Healey

The mechanical properties of wood and the design of Neolithic stone axes
A. Roland Ennos, João A.V. Oliveira

Inefficient practice of flint heat treatment at Hasankeyf Höyük: An anti-functional view
Osamu Maeda

To haft and to hold: Evidence for the hafting of Clovis fluted points
Alan Michael Slade

Experimental production of lithic artefacts: Developing understanding; developing engagement
John Piprani

 

 

Ground Stone Tools Research
(in press)

Proceedings of the 2nd Meeting of the Association for Ground Stone Tools Research
With guest editor Tatjana Gluhak.

Evolution and function of the Chinese carved horse hitching stone post
Ke Bai

Ground stone technology in context: Consumption of grinding tools and social practice at Neolithic Avgi, NW Greece
Tasos Bekiaris

Processing plants for food: Experimental grinding within the ERC-project PLANTCULT
Maria Bofill

Manufacture, use and management of macro-lithic resources in the Bronze Age settlement of Bruszczewo (Poland)
Selina Delgado-Raack, Jutta Kneisel, Janusz Czebreszuk, Johannes Müller

Ground stone tools from the copper production site Al-Khashbah, Sultanate of Oman
Stephanie Döpper

The Olynthus mill in the Alps: New hypotheses from two unidentified millstones discovered in Veneto region (Italy)
Denis Francisci

Limestone millstones: Facies, provenance and use of sandy to pure limestones in France
Fronteau Gilles

Economy and status of Neolithic to Early Bronze age sites in the Southern Caucasus during the 6th‐3rd mill. BCE: The evidence from ground stone tools
Caroline Hamon

Tool-use experiments to determine the function of an incised ground stone artefact with potential symbolic significance
Elspeth Hayes

The querns from the Roman military camp at Hermeskeil (Rhineland-Palatinate): Bridging the gap to Caesar’s De Bello Gallico
Sabine Hornung

Rock procurement and use during the Middle Neolithic: the Macrolithic tools of Dambach-la-Ville (Alsace, France)
Florent Jodry

Men at work: Grinding stone production in northern Ethiopia
Laurie Nixon-Darcus

Red sandstone as raw material of Baden culture (Late Copper Age) grinding stones (Balatonőszöd - Temetői dűlő site, Hungary), with a review of the red sandstone formations of SW-Hungary
Bálint Péterdi

From near and far: Stone procurement and exchange at Çukuriçi Höyük in Western Anatolia
Christoph Schwall, Michael Brandl, Tatjana M. Gluhak, Bogdana Milić, Lisa Betina, Lasse Sørensen, Danilo Wolf, Barbara Horejs

The earliest transverse grooved stones of Eurasia: Near Eastern distribution, types and chronology
Irina Usacheva

Plant foods, stone tools and food preparation in prehistoric Europe: An integrative approach in the context of the ERC funded project PLANTCULT
Soultana M. Valamoti

Lava rotary querns of "Iron Age type" in Roman times
Stefan Wenzel