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Les outils lithiques non taillés comme marqueurs d'activité.

Abstract : Non-knapped lithic tools as activity markers. Beyond the technological/typological information they provide, non-knapped lithic tools can indicate the nature of site occupation. We attempt here to systematize the link between these objects and the activities to which they are related. This attempt at formal analysis, inspired by the classification of techniques elaborated by Leroi-Gourhan, retains his three principal categories : techniques of fabrication, acquisition and consumption. Demonstrating the presence of one or more of these techniques at a site can reveal site function, or at least contribute to interpretation. Here we will review these different activities and analyze the heuristic value of non-knapped lithic material in demonstrating their presence. Beyond the information provided by the tool itself, its relative abundance can provide information on a site's function, importance and even its permanence. It is possible to envisage possible correlations between on the one hand the kinds of block, cobble and plaquette tools present, and site function on the other. Several examples from Upper Paleolithic sites are briefly presented and discussed.
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Sophie A. de Beaune. Les outils lithiques non taillés comme marqueurs d'activité.. Approches fonctionnelles en préhistoire. Actes du Congrès Préhistorique de France, XXVe session, 24-26 mars 2000, Nanterre, Mémoires de la Société préhistorique française, pp.97-106, 2004. ⟨halshs-00406452⟩



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