Dated Projectile Point Sequences from Modoc Rock Shelter and Applications of Assemblage-Based Analysis

Steven R. Ahler, Brad H. Koldehoff

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Lithic Materials and Paleolithic Societies provides a detailed examination of the Paleolithic procurement and utilization of the most durable material in the worldwide archaeological record. The volume addresses sites ranging in age from some of the earliest hominin occupations in eastern and southern Africa to late Pleistocene and post-Pleistocene occupations in North American and Australia. The Early Paleolithic in India and the Near East, the Middle Paleolithic in Europe, and the Late Paleolithic in Europe and eastern Asia are also considered. The authors include established researchers who provide important synthetic statements updated with new information. Recent data are reported, often by younger scholars who are becoming respected members of the international research community. The authors represent research traditions from nine countries and therefore provide insight into the scholarly present as well as the Paleolithic past. Attempts are frequently made to relate lithic procurement and utilization to the organization of societies and even broader concerns of hominin behaviour. The volume re-evaluates existing interpretations­ in some instances by updating previous work of the authors ­and offers provocative new interpretations that at times call into question some basic assumptions of the Paleolithic.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationArchaic Societies: Diversity and Complexity Across the Midcontinent
EditorsThomas E. Emerson, Dale L. McElrath, Andrew C. Fortier
Place of PublicationAlbany
PublisherState University of New York Press
ISBN (Print)9781438427010, 9781438427027
StatePublished - 2009


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