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Mousterian lithic technology : an ecological perspective, Steven L. Kuhn

Label
Mousterian lithic technology : an ecological perspective
Title
Mousterian lithic technology
Title remainder
an ecological perspective
Statement of responsibility
Steven L. Kuhn
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Human beings depend more on technology than any other animal--the use of tools and weapons is vital to the survival of our species. What processes of biocultural evolution led to this unique dependence? Steven Kuhn turns to the Middle Paleolithic (Mousterian) and to artifacts associated with Neanderthals, the most recent human predecessors. His study examines the ecological, economic, and strategic factors that shaped the behavior of Mousterian tool makers, revealing how these hominids brought technological knowledge to bear on the basic problems of survival.Kuhn's main database consists of assemblages of stone artifacts from four caves and a series of open-air localities situated on the western coast of the Italian peninsula. Variations in the ways stone tools were produced, maintained, and discarded demonstrate how Mousterian hominids coped with the problems of keeping mobile groups supplied with the artifacts and raw materials they used on a daily basis. Changes through time in lithic technology were closely tied to shifting strategies for hunting and collecting food. Some of the most provocative findings of this study stem from observations about the behavioral flexibility of Mousterian populations and the role of planning in foraging and technology.Originally published in 1995.The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These paperback editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905
Cataloging source
E7B
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1956-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kuhn, Steven L.
Dewey number
930.1/2
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
GN772.22.M6
LC item number
K84 1995eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Princeton legacy library
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mousterian culture
  • Mousterian culture
  • Stone implements
  • Lazio (Italy)
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • HISTORY
  • Antiquities
  • Mousterian culture
  • Stone implements
  • Italy
Label
Mousterian lithic technology : an ecological perspective, Steven L. Kuhn
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 185-203) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 3. ARCHAEOLOGY AND ENVIRONMENT IN WEST-CENTRAL ITALY: BACKGROUND TO RESEARCH
  • 4. CORE REDUCTION TECHNOLOGY
  • 5. LITHIC RAW MATERIAL ECONOMY
  • 6. IMPLICATIONS AND CONCLUSIONS
  • REFERENCES CITED
  • INDEX
  • Frontmatter
  • CONTENTS
  • FIGURES
  • TABLES
  • PREFACE
  • ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
  • 1. NEANDERTALS AND THE MOUSTERIAN
  • 2. TECHNOLOGY, FORAGING, AND LAND USE: A STRATEGIC APPROACH
Control code
889252998
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (224 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400864034
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt73b0qr
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)889252998
Label
Mousterian lithic technology : an ecological perspective, Steven L. Kuhn
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 185-203) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 3. ARCHAEOLOGY AND ENVIRONMENT IN WEST-CENTRAL ITALY: BACKGROUND TO RESEARCH
  • 4. CORE REDUCTION TECHNOLOGY
  • 5. LITHIC RAW MATERIAL ECONOMY
  • 6. IMPLICATIONS AND CONCLUSIONS
  • REFERENCES CITED
  • INDEX
  • Frontmatter
  • CONTENTS
  • FIGURES
  • TABLES
  • PREFACE
  • ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
  • 1. NEANDERTALS AND THE MOUSTERIAN
  • 2. TECHNOLOGY, FORAGING, AND LAND USE: A STRATEGIC APPROACH
Control code
889252998
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (224 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400864034
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt73b0qr
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)889252998

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