Title

An ethnoarchaeological study of hafting and stone tool diversity among the Gamo of Ethiopia.

SelectedWorks Author Profiles:

Kathryn Weedman Arthur

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2006

Date Issued

January 2006

Date Available

August 2014

ISSN

1072-5369

Abstract

The significance of flaked stone tool variation has been a source of great archaeological debate for over 100 years. Even though evidence for stone tool hafting exists as far back as the Middle Paleolithic/Middle Stone Age, there is a dearth of information concerning how hafting affects stone tool technology. This ethnoarchaeological study of hafted stone scrapers among the Gamo of southern Ethiopia examines why a single cultural group utilizes two different hafts, which generate different lithic morphologies, technologies, and spatial distributions. The relationships between history, environment, and social group membership are explored to demonstrate how these associations create variation in technological practices.

Comments

Abstract only. Full-text article is available only through licensed access provided by the publisher. Published in Journal of Archaeological Method and Theory, 13(3), 188-237. DOI: 10.1007/s10816-006-9010-4 Members of the USF System may access the full-text of the article through the authenticated link provided.

Language

en_US

Publisher

Springer

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