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Essai d’une classification typologique des galets et plaquettes utilisés au Paléolithique

Abstract : The purpose of this paper is to present a classification of unknapped stone utensils : anvils, mortars, grindstones, hammerstones, pestles, etc. In contrast to flint tools, such artefacts have remained largely neglected by traditional prehistorical studies. This classification is founded upon the typology of percussion elaborated by A. Leroi-Gourhan. Theoretical criteria of identification allowing for a diagnosis of the way these objects were used is also suggested. In order to demonstrate the relevance of the proposed classification, each item-type is illustrated by means of examples drawn from both ethnographic material (principally Australia, East Africa and Mauritania), and archaeological data (collections from Isturitz, Pair-non-Pair, La Faurélie, Laussel, etc.). See online : https://www.persee.fr/doc/galip_0016-4127_1989_num_31_1_2264
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Sophie A. de Beaune. Essai d’une classification typologique des galets et plaquettes utilisés au Paléolithique. Gallia Préhistoire – Fouilles et monuments archéologiques en France métropolitaine, Éditions du CNRS, 1989, 31, pp.27-64. ⟨10.3406/galip.1989.2264⟩. ⟨halshs-00721659⟩

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