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Manufacture and use of bone points from early Neolithic Colle Santo Stefano, Abruzzo, Italy

Author(s): Alexandra Legrand ; Giovanna Radi

Year: 2008

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Summary

The site of Colle Santo Stefano in the Fucine Basin (Abruzzo, Italy) represents the central Adriatic phase of the Early Neolithic ceramica impressa (impressed ware) complex, which dates to the first half the 6th millennium (cal B.C. This paper focuses on bone points, which comprise the main category of tools present (189 out of 272 total tools). A comprehensive study including technological and use-wear analyses resulted in the identification of two main types of points which were used mainly to Work on or with plant fibers, probably in basket-making.


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Manufacture and use of bone points from early Neolithic Colle Santo Stefano, Abruzzo, Italy. Alexandra Legrand, Giovanna Radi. Journal of Field Archaeology. 33: 305-320. 2008 ( tDAR id: 422302)


Keywords

General
Bone Weapon

Geographic Keywords
ITALY

Temporal Keywords
Neolithic


Spatial Coverage

min long: 6.624; min lat: 36.649 ; max long: 18.513; max lat: 47.095 ;

Individual & Institutional Roles

Contact(s): EXARC Experimental Archaeology Collection Manager


Record Identifiers

ExArc Id(s): 8816

Notes

Rights & Attribution: The information in this record was originally compiled by Dr. Roeland Paardekooper, EXARC Director.


Arizona State University The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Science Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Society for American Archaeology Archaeological Institute of America