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Flexible Stones : Ground Stone Tools from Franchthi Cave, Fascicle 14, Excavations at Franchthi Cave, Greece.

Author: Anna Stroulia
Publisher: Bloomington, IN : Indiana University Press, 2010.
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Despite their ubiquitous presence among prehistoric remains in Greece, ground stone tools have yet to attract the same kind of attention as have other categories of archaeological material, such as pottery or lithics. Flexible Stones provides a detailed analysis of the material discovered during the excavations at Franchthi Cave, Peloponnese, Greece. Approximately 500 tools, the raw material used for their  Read more...
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Stroulia, Anna.
Flexible Stones : Ground Stone Tools from Franchthi Cave, Fascicle 14, Excavations at Franchthi Cave, Greece.
Bloomington, IN : Indiana University Press, ©2010
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Anna Stroulia
ISBN: 9780253221780 0253221781
OCLC Number: 735596497
Description: 1 online resource (242 pages)
Contents: Acknowledgments Chapter One Introduction Introduction to the site and assemblage Classification Describing the material Why not a ground stone tool stratigraphy? Tool names Structure of the study Abbreviations used in the text Chapter Two The Pre-Neolithic Material Introduction The Palaeolithic period The Mesolithic period Lower Mesolithic Upper Mesolithic Final Mesolithic Possible Pre-Neolithic specimens Chapter Three The Neolithic Material (1) Introduction to the Neolithic period Passive tools Introduction 1. Passive open tools (Popen) Introduction Raw material Aspects of manufacture Technomorphological characteristics Aspects of use Discussion 2. Passive tools with cavity (Pcav) 3. Passive miscellanea (Pmisc) Chapter Four The Neolithic Material (2) Active tools Introduction 1. Active cutting edge tools (Acut) Introduction Raw material Aspects of manufacture Technomorphological characteristics Aspects of use Epilogue 2. Active discoidal tools (Adisc) Introduction Raw material and manufacture Technomorphological characteristics Aspects of use 3. Active rectangular tools (Arect) Introduction Raw material and manufacture Technomorphological characteristics Aspects of use 4. Active square or circular tools (Asquare-circ) Introduction Raw material and manufacture Technomorphological characteristics Aspects of use 5. Active tools used with ends (Aend) Introduction Raw material and manufacture Technomorphological characteristics Aspects of use 6. Active globular tools (Aglobe) 6.1 Active globular tools with stains (Aglobe-stain) Introduction Raw material and manufacture Technomorphological characteristics Aspects of use 6.2 Active globular tools without stains (Aglobe-nostain) Introduction Raw material and manufacture Technomorphological characteristics Aspects of use 7. Active miscellanea (Amisc) Introduction 7.1 Active miscellanea 1 (Amisc-1) 7.2 Active miscellanea 2 (Amisc-2) Epilogue Chapter Five Summary and Conclusions Raw material Manufacture Use and discard Chronological distribution Spatial Distribution References Appendixes Appendix A Appendix B Appendix C Figures Index Plates (CD-ROM)

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"[This series makes] an exceptional contribution to the hitherto very inadequate knowledge of this period in Greece." -Antiquity

 
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