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Prehistoric stone tools of Eastern Africa : a guide

Author: John J Shea
Publisher: Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2020. ©2020
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"Stone tools are the least familiar objects that archaeologists recover from their excavations, and predictably, they struggle to understand them. Eastern Africa alone boasts a 3.4 million-year-long archaeological record but its stone tool evidence still remains disorganized, unsynthesized, and all 8 but-impenetrable to non-experts, and especially so to students from Eastern African countries. In this book, John J.  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Shea, John J., 1960-
Prehistoric stone tools of Eastern Africa
New York : Cambridge University Press, 2020.
(DLC) 2019046108
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John J Shea
ISBN: 9781108424431 1108424430 9781108440165 1108440169
OCLC Number: 1121282552
Description: xviii, 289 pages: illustrations (black and white), maps ; 26 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction; 2. Stone tools: essential terms and concepts; 3. How to read stone tools; 4. Eastern Africa; 5. The Eastern African lithic record; 6. Cores and tools; 7. Flakes/detached pieces; 8. Retouched pieces; 9. Percussors and groundstone artifacts; 10. Conclusion.
Responsibility: John J. Shea.


This first book about stone tools written specifically for Eastern African archaeology by an expert stoneworker, teaches students how to 'read' stone tools and guides archaeologists in how to  Read more...


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