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Hafting during the late European Middle Paleolithic

This is an unusual mono-facial scraper (7×5 cm) from Saint-Brice-sous-Rânes (Orne department; France. Figure 1 and 2: ventral side; Figure 3: dorsal side).What makes this scraper special is the carefully executed spine on the right side and traces of hafting ) Macrotraceology … Continue reading

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Hand-held or Hafted?

  This is a bifacial cortical „scraper” from the MSA of Upper Egypt, made from a flat chert pebble most probably made for a hand-held use. Bifacial Tools act as blanks for different kinds of working. The tool thus acts as a … Continue reading

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Adhesives for composite Tools during the Acheulian?

Two late Acheulian Handaxes (ca 7 cm long) made from Quartzite from the  Tassili n’Ajjer (Arabic: طاسيلي ناجر‎) is a mountain range in the Algerian section of the Sahara Desert. It is a vast plateau in south-east Algeria at the borders of Libya and Niger, … Continue reading

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The invention of Hafting and Backing

  Backed lamelles from the Tunesian Epipaleolithic In Africa composite-tools that involve the hafting of stone artifacts in handles with gums, cords, sinews, and/or other binding materials in  first appeared at the transition from the Acheulean to the MSA. In … Continue reading

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