On the origin and significance of microburins: an experimental approach

TitelOn the origin and significance of microburins: an experimental approach
PublicatietypeTijdschriftartikel
Publicatiejaar2011
AuteursDe Wilde, D, De Bie, M
Titel van het tijdschriftAntiquity
Volume of jaargang85
Nummer binnen de jaargang329
Begin en eindpagina's729-741
UitgeverDepartment of Archaeology
Plaats van UitgaveYork
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The authors used knapping experiments to study the way that microburins are produced. Once thought of as signature pieces of the Mesolithic, these experiments suggest that they were by-products of a gradual technological development by knappers trying to make arrowheads that had no bulb of percussion — and were thus easier to haft. They make a case for an evolution already present in the late Palaeolithic and determined by practical, rather than cultural, social or environmental imperatives.

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Bib: Exemplaar : 84140 Reknr : T-2-2-b

Citation KeyDeWilde:2011ab
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