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Fonction et décor de certains ustensiles paléolithiques en pierre.

Abstract : Palaeolithic stone tools, of the active or passive type, with percussion ou pressure use-wear, are sometimes decorated. These objects raise a number of questions. First, are decorated items to be found in every category of utensils and, if not, what are the characteristics of decorated utensils? Next, given a number of ambiguous situations, when can one be sure that a decoration in indeed present? Also, in the case of unmistakingly decorated objects, what is the relationship between the decoration and the objects's fonction? Three possibilities exist: the decoration is contemporaneous to use, preceeds use or follows it. Finally, is there a relationship between the type of decoration and the type of utensil? In other words, can thematic constants be isolated? These different questions are envisaged with reference to unpublished or as of yet little-known objets namely from the Piette, Saint-Périer and Passemard collections of the Musée des Antiquités Nationales.
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Sophie A. de Beaune. Fonction et décor de certains ustensiles paléolithiques en pierre.. L'anthropologie, Elsevier Masson, 1989, 93 (2), pp.547-584. ⟨halshs-00806486⟩

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