A techno-typological analysis of Tor al-Tareeq (WHS 1065): An Epipaleolithic site in west-central Jordan

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Title:
A techno-typological analysis of Tor al-Tareeq (WHS 1065): An Epipaleolithic site in west-central Jordan
Author:
Stevens, Michelle Nanette, 1965-
Issue Date:
1996
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
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Abstract:
A techno-typological analysis of the chipped stone assemblage from Tor al-Tareeq (WHS 1065), an Epipaleolithic site in Wadi Hasa, west-central Jordan, suggests that significant typological and technological changes occurred during the occupation of this site. The lowest levels have reliable radiocarbon dates (ca. 17,000-16,000 BP) and are associated with very narrow, backed microliths, single platform bladelet and multi-platform flake and blade cores, and use of the microburin technique. The overlying, undated levels are associated with wide, short, geometric microliths, bi- and multi-directional flake and blade cores, and absence of the microburin technique. These technological and typological changes, associated with decreased mobility and moister climatic conditions in the upper levels, were not synchronous. The trend towards the manufacture of wide bladelet tools occurred before significantly wider bladelet blanks were being manufactured. The techno-typological characteristics of these assemblages resemble roughly contemporary sites in the Azraq Basin, northeastern Jordan.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Anthropology, Archaeology.
Degree Name:
M.A.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Anthropology
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Olsen, John W.

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dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleA techno-typological analysis of Tor al-Tareeq (WHS 1065): An Epipaleolithic site in west-central Jordanen_US
dc.creatorStevens, Michelle Nanette, 1965-en_US
dc.contributor.authorStevens, Michelle Nanette, 1965-en_US
dc.date.issued1996en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractA techno-typological analysis of the chipped stone assemblage from Tor al-Tareeq (WHS 1065), an Epipaleolithic site in Wadi Hasa, west-central Jordan, suggests that significant typological and technological changes occurred during the occupation of this site. The lowest levels have reliable radiocarbon dates (ca. 17,000-16,000 BP) and are associated with very narrow, backed microliths, single platform bladelet and multi-platform flake and blade cores, and use of the microburin technique. The overlying, undated levels are associated with wide, short, geometric microliths, bi- and multi-directional flake and blade cores, and absence of the microburin technique. These technological and typological changes, associated with decreased mobility and moister climatic conditions in the upper levels, were not synchronous. The trend towards the manufacture of wide bladelet tools occurred before significantly wider bladelet blanks were being manufactured. The techno-typological characteristics of these assemblages resemble roughly contemporary sites in the Azraq Basin, northeastern Jordan.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectAnthropology, Archaeology.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.A.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineAnthropologyen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorOlsen, John W.en_US
dc.identifier.proquest1381776en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b34182342en_US
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