Beyond Use-Wear Traces

Going from tools to people by means of archaeological wear and residue analyses

Edited by Sylvie Beyries, Caroline Hamon & Yolaine Maigrot | Forthcoming

Beyond Use-Wear Traces

Going from tools to people by means of archaeological wear and residue analyses

Edited by Sylvie Beyries, Caroline Hamon & Yolaine Maigrot | Forthcoming


Paperback ISBN: 9789464260007 | Hardback ISBN: 9789464260014 | Imprint: Sidestone Press | Format: 210x280mm | ca. 420 pp. | Language: English | 172 illus. (fc) | Keywords: archaeology; use-wear analysis; functional analysis; residue studies; experimental archaeology; methodology; socio-economical functioning; palaeolithic; mesolithic; neolithic; protohistory | download cover

Publication date: 23-04-2021

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    Paperback ISBN: 9789464260007 | Hardback ISBN: 9789464260014 | Imprint: Sidestone Press | Format: 210x280mm | ca. 420 pp. | Language: English | 172 illus. (fc) | Keywords: archaeology; use-wear analysis; functional analysis; residue studies; experimental archaeology; methodology; socio-economical functioning; palaeolithic; mesolithic; neolithic; protohistory | download cover

    Publication date: 23-04-2021

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This book brings together 30 papers by leading scholars in the field of usewear and residue analysis. This publication aims to revive the debate on the role of traceology (use-wear and residues) in multidisciplinary approaches that address archaeological questions. Many studies on technological aspects of material culture deal with specific material categories (e.g. flint, ceramics, bone), often in separate or isolated ways, and this division does not really reflect the integrated nature of technical systems in which different material categories are in dynamic interaction.

Hence, exploring the interaction between different chaînes opératoires is crucial for a more global concept of the toolkit with all its components and it is a precondition for paleo-ethnographic reconstructions of technical systems and economies. Starting from a functional perspective, the papers in this book explore various topics such as apprenticeship, group dynamics, social status, economy, technological evolution, spatial organization, mobility patterns and territories, or adaptations to cultural and environmental changes.

This collection of papers, presented at the AWRANA conference in 2018, constitutes a major sign of the dynamism, popularity and scientific importance of our discipline in current archaeological research. AWRANA 2018 was dedicated to the memory of H. Keeley.

Preface
Richard Fullagar

Introduction
Sylvie Beyries, Caroline Hamon, Yolaine Maigrot

A Tribute to Lawrence Keeley through some personal recollections
Patricia Anderson

Lawrence Keeley and the Archaeology of hunter-gatherer societies. A work that transcends until today…
Maria Estela Mansur

Part 1 – Methodologies and referential

An attempt to better distinguish the micropolishes using visible spectroscopy
Renaud Gosselin

Experimental protocol on shell ornaments perforation: identifying techniques and stigma variability according to the utilized species
Leïla Hoareau, Chiara Zen, Sylvie Beyries

In the Prehistoric kitchen with stone tools: identification of multifunctional tools through use-wear analysis
Emily Tochtrop, Danielle A. Macdonald

Use-wear analysis of plant processing in the Mesolithic and Neolithic of south-east of France: the contribution of ethnography
Cristina De Stefanis, Sylvie Beyries

What’s on the menu? An experimental approach to the functional study of Neolithic pottery
Pauline Debels

Comparison of the use-wear traces on bone awls and styluses – an experimental study
Monika Stelmasiak

Stones, bones and reeds operating chains in manufacture and use of artefacts for the production of basketry in the societies of Tierra del fuego
Vanessa Parmigiani, Anna Franch Bach, Maria Celina Alvarez Soncini, Hernán De Angelis, Maria Estela Mansur

Part 2 – Toward technical behavior

Lower Palaeolithic stone tools: a techno-functional study of the Soucy 3P assemblage (France)
Juliette Guibert-Cardin, Félicien Capellari, Vincent Lhomme, Nelly Connet, Elisa Nicoud, Sylvie Beyries

Experimental archeology for the interpretation of use-wear: the case study of the small tools of Fontana Ranuccio (late Lower Palaeolithic, central Italy)
Flavia Marinelli, Daniela Zampetti, Cristina Lemorini

Stone tool use and rejuvenation at the Late Paleolithic site of TH.413 Wadi Ribkout, southern Oman.
Yamandú H. Hilbert, Ignacio Clemente-Conte

Mesolithic bone adzes and mattock-heads from Poland. Some suggestions on their technology and function
Justyna Orłowska, Grzegorz Osipowicz

Assessing the function of trapezoidal bitruncations from Beg-er-Vil (Quiberon, France) through the use-wear methodology
Jorge Calvo Gómez, Grégor Marchand, David Cuenca Solana

New insights into the technological management of the Neolithic cowrie beads in the Levant: An experimental and traceological approach
Hala Alarashi

From the quarry to the village: use-wear analysis of the manufacture of schist bracelets in the Early Neolithic of north‐western Europe
Caroline Hamon, Nicolas Fromont, Eric Gaumé, Cécile Germain-Vallée

A functional analysis of abrading stones: a case study from the Central Balkans
Vesna Vučković, Roberto Risch

Wild boar tusk artefacts from peatbog sites of northwestern Russia and northeastern Belarus (4th-2nd mill. BC): technology, function, context
Anna Malyutina, Maxim Charniauski

Fish exploitation during the Early Bronze Age Central Greece: the contribution of use-wear analysis at Mitrou
Marie-Philippine Montagné

Typological and functional study of few sickle inserts from Central Caucasus (according to the materials from Grakliani Hill)
Ana Tetruashvili

Lithic artifacts and the production of metallic goods. A case of study in northwestern Argentina
Erico G. Gaál, Hernán De Ángelis

Functional analysis of metal production tools of the Late Bronze Age in Eastern Ukraine
Olga Zagorodnia

Points or knives? The multiple sides of bifaces at the Bahia Colorada Site, Englefield Island, Southernmost Patagonia
Consuelo Huidobro Marín

Part 3 – Building socio-economic system

The curious case of house 54 from Lepenski Vir (serbia): chipped stone perspective
Anđa Petrović, Stella Nunziante-Cesaro

The Swifterbant Culture in the Scheldt valley: microwear analysis as part of integrated research into the Mesolithic-Neolithic transition in northern Belgium
Eva Halbrucker, Liesbeth Messiaen, Dimitri Teetaert, Philippe Crombé

Tracking the function of monumental enclosures of the Middle Neolithic in France: The case of Passel “Le Vivier” (39th century BC, Oise)
Nicolas Cayol, Yolaine Maigrot

Interpreting the use of living space in an Early Bronze Age village in Eastern Anatolia: use-wear and spatial analyses of macro-lithic tools of level VI B2 of Arslantepe (Malatya, Turkey)
Antonella De Angelis

Mrowino, site 3 – functional study of the Funnel Beaker Culture settlement of the Polish Plain
Jacek Kabaciński, Marzena Szmyt, Małgorzata Winiarska-Kabacińska

Technological strategies and activities organization the uttermost part of South America during Late Holocene: a use-wear approach
Myriam Alvarez, Nélida Pal, Ivan Briz i Godino

Use-wear on bone and lithic tools to discuss functional site variability in the Paraná Basin. The Cerro Lutz archaeological site. Late Holocene, Argentina
Natacha Buc, Romina Silvestre, Ricardo Montero

Craft identities and skill in Copper Age communities: a multidisciplinary approach to the pottery production of Central Italy
Vanessa Forte

Functional study of the pre-Beaker Copper Age lithic and metallic grave goods of the Humanejos cemetery (Parla, Madrid, Spain)
Maria Cristina López Rodríguez, Pedro Muñoz Moro, Carmen Gutiérrez Sáez, Raúl Flores Fernández, Rafael Garrido Pena, Ana M. Herrero Corral

Dr. Sylvie Beyries

Sylvie Beyries is Emeritus Research Director at the CNRS (UMR 7264 CEPAM, France). She works on the implementation of technical processes through a combined technology and use-wear approach. She has developed ethnoarchaeological programs in Arctic and sub-Arctic regions (Canada, Siberia), particularly in the field of hide processing.

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Dr. Caroline Hamon

Caroline Hamon is a permanent researcher at the CNRS (UMR 8215 Trajectoires, France). She is specialized in the economies and subsistence strategies of the period spanning from the Neolithic to the Early Bronze age. Through a multidisciplinary approach (technology, use-wear analysis, anthropology of techniques), her work focuses on the economic and symbolic functions of querns and macrolithic tools in the dietary practices, craft production and exploitation of mineral resources. She has worked in different areas, from north-western Europe, to the western Mediterranean and the Caucasus.

read more

Dr. Yolaine Maigrot

Yolaine Maigrot is a research engineer at the CNRS (UMR 8215 Trajectoires, France). She is specialized in typological, technological and traceological study of bone, teeth & antler tools. Her research interest deals with the socio-economic processes of Neolithic societies based on the analysis of their technical systems.

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Abstract:

This book brings together 30 papers by leading scholars in the field of usewear and residue analysis. This publication aims to revive the debate on the role of traceology (use-wear and residues) in multidisciplinary approaches that address archaeological questions. Many studies on technological aspects of material culture deal with specific material categories (e.g. flint, ceramics, bone), often in separate or isolated ways, and this division does not really reflect the integrated nature of technical systems in which different material categories are in dynamic interaction.

Hence, exploring the interaction between different chaînes opératoires is crucial for a more global concept of the toolkit with all its components and it is a precondition for paleo-ethnographic reconstructions of technical systems and economies. Starting from a functional perspective, the papers in this book explore various topics such as apprenticeship, group dynamics, social status, economy, technological evolution, spatial organization, mobility patterns and territories, or adaptations to cultural and environmental changes.

This collection of papers, presented at the AWRANA conference in 2018, constitutes a major sign of the dynamism, popularity and scientific importance of our discipline in current archaeological research. AWRANA 2018 was dedicated to the memory of H. Keeley.

Contents

Preface
Richard Fullagar

Introduction
Sylvie Beyries, Caroline Hamon, Yolaine Maigrot

A Tribute to Lawrence Keeley through some personal recollections
Patricia Anderson

Lawrence Keeley and the Archaeology of hunter-gatherer societies. A work that transcends until today…
Maria Estela Mansur

Part 1 – Methodologies and referential

An attempt to better distinguish the micropolishes using visible spectroscopy
Renaud Gosselin

Experimental protocol on shell ornaments perforation: identifying techniques and stigma variability according to the utilized species
Leïla Hoareau, Chiara Zen, Sylvie Beyries

In the Prehistoric kitchen with stone tools: identification of multifunctional tools through use-wear analysis
Emily Tochtrop, Danielle A. Macdonald

Use-wear analysis of plant processing in the Mesolithic and Neolithic of south-east of France: the contribution of ethnography
Cristina De Stefanis, Sylvie Beyries

What’s on the menu? An experimental approach to the functional study of Neolithic pottery
Pauline Debels

Comparison of the use-wear traces on bone awls and styluses – an experimental study
Monika Stelmasiak

Stones, bones and reeds operating chains in manufacture and use of artefacts for the production of basketry in the societies of Tierra del fuego
Vanessa Parmigiani, Anna Franch Bach, Maria Celina Alvarez Soncini, Hernán De Angelis, Maria Estela Mansur

Part 2 – Toward technical behavior

Lower Palaeolithic stone tools: a techno-functional study of the Soucy 3P assemblage (France)
Juliette Guibert-Cardin, Félicien Capellari, Vincent Lhomme, Nelly Connet, Elisa Nicoud, Sylvie Beyries

Experimental archeology for the interpretation of use-wear: the case study of the small tools of Fontana Ranuccio (late Lower Palaeolithic, central Italy)
Flavia Marinelli, Daniela Zampetti, Cristina Lemorini

Stone tool use and rejuvenation at the Late Paleolithic site of TH.413 Wadi Ribkout, southern Oman.
Yamandú H. Hilbert, Ignacio Clemente-Conte

Mesolithic bone adzes and mattock-heads from Poland. Some suggestions on their technology and function
Justyna Orłowska, Grzegorz Osipowicz

Assessing the function of trapezoidal bitruncations from Beg-er-Vil (Quiberon, France) through the use-wear methodology
Jorge Calvo Gómez, Grégor Marchand, David Cuenca Solana

New insights into the technological management of the Neolithic cowrie beads in the Levant: An experimental and traceological approach
Hala Alarashi

From the quarry to the village: use-wear analysis of the manufacture of schist bracelets in the Early Neolithic of north‐western Europe
Caroline Hamon, Nicolas Fromont, Eric Gaumé, Cécile Germain-Vallée

A functional analysis of abrading stones: a case study from the Central Balkans
Vesna Vučković, Roberto Risch

Wild boar tusk artefacts from peatbog sites of northwestern Russia and northeastern Belarus (4th-2nd mill. BC): technology, function, context
Anna Malyutina, Maxim Charniauski

Fish exploitation during the Early Bronze Age Central Greece: the contribution of use-wear analysis at Mitrou
Marie-Philippine Montagné

Typological and functional study of few sickle inserts from Central Caucasus (according to the materials from Grakliani Hill)
Ana Tetruashvili

Lithic artifacts and the production of metallic goods. A case of study in northwestern Argentina
Erico G. Gaál, Hernán De Ángelis

Functional analysis of metal production tools of the Late Bronze Age in Eastern Ukraine
Olga Zagorodnia

Points or knives? The multiple sides of bifaces at the Bahia Colorada Site, Englefield Island, Southernmost Patagonia
Consuelo Huidobro Marín

Part 3 – Building socio-economic system

The curious case of house 54 from Lepenski Vir (serbia): chipped stone perspective
Anđa Petrović, Stella Nunziante-Cesaro

The Swifterbant Culture in the Scheldt valley: microwear analysis as part of integrated research into the Mesolithic-Neolithic transition in northern Belgium
Eva Halbrucker, Liesbeth Messiaen, Dimitri Teetaert, Philippe Crombé

Tracking the function of monumental enclosures of the Middle Neolithic in France: The case of Passel “Le Vivier” (39th century BC, Oise)
Nicolas Cayol, Yolaine Maigrot

Interpreting the use of living space in an Early Bronze Age village in Eastern Anatolia: use-wear and spatial analyses of macro-lithic tools of level VI B2 of Arslantepe (Malatya, Turkey)
Antonella De Angelis

Mrowino, site 3 – functional study of the Funnel Beaker Culture settlement of the Polish Plain
Jacek Kabaciński, Marzena Szmyt, Małgorzata Winiarska-Kabacińska

Technological strategies and activities organization the uttermost part of South America during Late Holocene: a use-wear approach
Myriam Alvarez, Nélida Pal, Ivan Briz i Godino

Use-wear on bone and lithic tools to discuss functional site variability in the Paraná Basin. The Cerro Lutz archaeological site. Late Holocene, Argentina
Natacha Buc, Romina Silvestre, Ricardo Montero

Craft identities and skill in Copper Age communities: a multidisciplinary approach to the pottery production of Central Italy
Vanessa Forte

Functional study of the pre-Beaker Copper Age lithic and metallic grave goods of the Humanejos cemetery (Parla, Madrid, Spain)
Maria Cristina López Rodríguez, Pedro Muñoz Moro, Carmen Gutiérrez Sáez, Raúl Flores Fernández, Rafael Garrido Pena, Ana M. Herrero Corral

Dr. Sylvie Beyries

Sylvie Beyries is Emeritus Research Director at the CNRS (UMR 7264 CEPAM, France). She works on the implementation of technical processes through a combined technology and use-wear approach. She has developed ethnoarchaeological programs in Arctic and sub-Arctic regions (Canada, Siberia), particularly in the field of hide processing.

read more

Dr. Caroline Hamon

Caroline Hamon is a permanent researcher at the CNRS (UMR 8215 Trajectoires, France). She is specialized in the economies and subsistence strategies of the period spanning from the Neolithic to the Early Bronze age. Through a multidisciplinary approach (technology, use-wear analysis, anthropology of techniques), her work focuses on the economic and symbolic functions of querns and macrolithic tools in the dietary practices, craft production and exploitation of mineral resources. She has worked in different areas, from north-western Europe, to the western Mediterranean and the Caucasus.

read more

Dr. Yolaine Maigrot

Yolaine Maigrot is a research engineer at the CNRS (UMR 8215 Trajectoires, France). She is specialized in typological, technological and traceological study of bone, teeth & antler tools. Her research interest deals with the socio-economic processes of Neolithic societies based on the analysis of their technical systems.

read more










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