Curation during the Middle Paleolithic: A reasonable research focus?

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Title:
Curation during the Middle Paleolithic: A reasonable research focus?
Author:
Nash, Stephen Edward, 1964-
Issue Date:
1991
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
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Copyright © 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.
Abstract:
Anthony Marks' (1988) study "The Curation of Stone Tools During the Upper Pleistocene" utilized data from several Middle and Upper Paleolithic sites in the Central Negev Desert to test Binford's hypothesis that Middle Paleolithic assemblages are "expediently" produced, and Upper Paleolithic assemblages are "curated" (Marks 1988:276). The present study analyzes Marks' contribution, offers comparative data on technologically and typologically similar Middle Paleolithic assemblages from Tabun Cave in the northern Levant, and concludes that the application of these broad technological distinctions oversimplifies a complex archaeological record, and is not a very useful approach to the analysis of Middle Paleolithic assemblage variability.
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:
Jelinek, Arthur J.

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dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleCuration during the Middle Paleolithic: A reasonable research focus?en_US
dc.creatorNash, Stephen Edward, 1964-en_US
dc.contributor.authorNash, Stephen Edward, 1964-en_US
dc.date.issued1991en_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.abstractAnthony Marks' (1988) study "The Curation of Stone Tools During the Upper Pleistocene" utilized data from several Middle and Upper Paleolithic sites in the Central Negev Desert to test Binford's hypothesis that Middle Paleolithic assemblages are "expediently" produced, and Upper Paleolithic assemblages are "curated" (Marks 1988:276). The present study analyzes Marks' contribution, offers comparative data on technologically and typologically similar Middle Paleolithic assemblages from Tabun Cave in the northern Levant, and concludes that the application of these broad technological distinctions oversimplifies a complex archaeological record, and is not a very useful approach to the analysis of Middle Paleolithic assemblage variability.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.advisorJelinek, Arthur J.en_US
dc.identifier.proquest1344022en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b26917415en_US
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