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Réflexions épistémologiques sur la notion d'emprunt et de transfert techniques en préhistoire

Abstract : In this paper I examine the epistemological conditions under which archaeologists can establish the existence of ‘technological transfer’ between two human groups. These conditions include: (A) they need to attest the existence of two different groups of people in the archaeological record, (B) they need to demonstrate that these groups did not independently develop similar technologies, and (C) they need to verify that technological variation is the result of an organized exchange among the members of the different groups. I examine in this article some strategies that archeologists can use to establish these conditions. To illustrate this point, I focus on a number of instances of ‘technological transfer’ between Neanderthals and modern humans in Europe at the beginning of Upper Palaeolithic.
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Sophie A. de Beaune. Réflexions épistémologiques sur la notion d'emprunt et de transfert techniques en préhistoire. Eurasie, L'Harmattan, 2018, 28, pp.11-38. ⟨halshs-02063034⟩

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