Entre Atlantique et Méditerranée : état de la recherche sur le Paléolithique moyen et le Paléolithique supérieur A noter / Autour de la Préhistoire Analyser et interpréter les décors des céramiques pré- et protohistoriques : approches croisées

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22 mai 2016


Stone tools are the most durable elements to be found in the archaeological record but interpreting lithic assemblages is particularly challenging. Traditionally assemblages have been interpreted on a site by site basis. Increasingly, however, archaeologists have used stone tool technology to explore past human social, technological and economic relationships on a landscape scale. Archaeologists have integrated lithics into their landscape interpretations using a range of approaches. For example, functional, typological, technological and raw material studies provide evidence of a history of relationships between people and places spanning the landscape. These approaches can reveal how past human groups made a living from the landscape as well as the constraints the landscape placed on the procurement, manufacture, use and discard of stone tools (i.e. chaînes opératoires). They may also provide evidence of the social and cultural world past societies lived in, as well as their perception of and movement within the landscape.


This conference focuses on how archaeologists move from lithics to landscapes. It aims to showcase current approaches to integrating lithic artefacts into our studies of past human behaviour within the landscape. 


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