Syllabus/achievement requirements

Literature marked (*) will be available in compendiums. The rest of the publications can be bought at Akademika or borrowed at the library, or they are available as PDF files through the University web.


*Bodu, P. Karlin, C and Ploux, S. “Who’s Who? The Magdalenian Flintknappers of Pincevent, France” i : The big puzzle : International Symposium on Refitting Stone Artefacts, Monrepos, 1987 , red: E. Cziesla, S. Eickhoff, N.Arts and D. Winter, 1990. Monrepos. Studies in Modern Archaeology ; 1 , Bonn : Holos. s. 143-163.

*Dobres, Marcia-Anne “Engendering the Chaîne Opératoire: Methodological Considerations” and “A Future for Technology’s Past” i: Technology and Social Agency: Outlining a Practice Framework for Archaeology, 2000. Oxford : Blackwell . s. 164-231.

* Dobres, Marcia-Anne and Christopher R. Hoffman “Introduction: A Context for the Present and Future of Technology Studies” i: The Social Dynamics of Technology : Practice, Politics, and World Views, 1999. Washington, D.C. : Smithsonian Institution Press. s. Pages 1-19.

*Cahen, D. and L. H. Keeley “Not less than two, not more than three” i : World Archaeology Early Man. Volume 12 No. 2, 1980. s. 166-180.

* Edmonds, Mark “Description, Understand and the Chaîne Opératoire” i : Technology in the humanities, Archaeological Review from Cambridge. Summer, 1990. Cambridge: Department of Archaeology. 9:1. s. 55-70.

* Hodder, Ian “In Technology in the Humanities: A Commentary” i: Technology in the humanities, Archaeological Review from Cambridge. Summer, 1990. Cambridge: Department of Archaeology. 9:1 . s. 154-157.

* Luedtke, Barbara E. “Altered Cherts” i : An Archaeologist’s Guide to Chert and Flint, 1992. Archaeological Research Tools 7, Institute of Archaeology, University of California, Los Angeles. s. 91-103.

* Pelegrin, Jacques “Prehistoric Lithic Technology: Some Aspects of Research” i: Technology in the humanities, Summer, 1990. Archaeological Review from Cambridge. Cambridge: Department of Archaeology. 9:1 . s. 116-125.

PDF available for free:

Ambrose, S. H. 2001 Paleolithic Technology and Human Evolution. Science, (291):1748-1753.

Ambrose, S. H. 2001 Middle and Later Stone Age Settlement Patterns in the Central Rift Valley, Kenya: Comparisons and Contrasts. In Conard, N. J. (Ed.) Settlement Dynamics of the Middle Paleolithic and Middle Stone Age.21-43. Tübingen, Kerns Verlag.

Andrefsky, W. J. 1994 Raw-Material Availability and the Organization of Technology. American Antiquity, 59 (1):21-34.

Andrefsky, W. J. 2006 The application and misapplication of mass analysis in lithic debitage studies. Journal of Archaeological Science, (34):392-402.

Blumenschine, R. J., Masao, F. T., Tactikos, J. C. & Ebert, J. I. 2008 Effects of distance from stone source on landscape-scale variation in Oldowan artifact assemblages in the Paleo-Olduvai Basin, Tanzania. Journal of Archaeological Science, 35 76-86.

Boëda, E., Geneste, J. M., Griggo, C., Mercier, N., Muhesen, S., Reyss, J. L., Taha, A. & Valladas, H. 1999 A Levallois point embedded in the vertebra of a wild ass (Equus africanus): hafting, projectiles and Mousterian hunting weapons. Antiquity, 3 394-402.

Bousman, C. B. 2005 Coping with risk: Later stone age technological strategies at Blydefontein Rock Shelter, South Africa. Journal of Anthropological Archaeology, 24 193-226.

Baales, M. 2001 From Lithics to Spatial and Social Organization: Interpreting the Lithic Distribution and Raw Material Composition at the Final Palaeolithic Site of Kettig (Central Rhineland, Germany). Journal of Archaeological Science, 28 127-141.

Chase, P. G. 1994 On Symbols and the Palaeolithic. Current Anthropology, 35 (5):627-629.

Dibble, H. L., Philip G. Chase, Shannon P. McPherron & Tuffreau, A. 1997 Testing the Reality of a 'Living Floor' with Archaeological Data. American Antiquity, 62 (4):629-651.

Gould, R. A. & Saggers, S. 1985 Lithic Procurement in Central Australia: A Closer Look at Binford's Idea of Embeddedness in Archaeology. American Antiquity, 50 (1):117-136.

Lerner, H., Du, X., Costopoulos, A. & Ostoja-Starzewski, M. 2007 Lithic raw material physical properties and use-wear accrual. Journal of Archaeological Science, 34 711-722.

Merrick, H. V. & Brown, F. H. 1984 Obsidian sources and patterns of source utilization in Kenya and northern Tanzania: some initial findings. African Archaeological Review, 2 129-152.

Minichillo, T. 2006 Raw material use and behavioral modernity: Howiesons Poort lithic foraging strategies. Journal of Human Evolution, 50 359-364.

Shott, M. J. 1992 On Recent Trends in the Anthropology of Foragers: Kalahari Revisionism and Its Archaeological Implications. Man, New Series, 27 (4):843-871.

Shott, M. J. & Sillitoe, P. 2005 Use life and curation in New Guinea experimental used flakes. Journal of Archaeological Science, 32 653-663.

Shott, M. J. & Weedman, K. J. 2007 Measuring reduction in stone tools: an ethnoarchaeological study of Gamo hidescrapers from Ethiopia. Journal of Archaeological Science, 34 1016-1035.

Sillitoe, P. & Hardy, K. 2003 Living Lithics: ethnoarchaeology in Highland Papua New Guinea. Antiquity, 77 555-566.

Taçon, P. S. C. 1991 The power of stone: symbolic aspects of stone use and tool development in western Arnhern Land, Australia. Antiquity, 65 192-207.

Villa, P., Delagnes, A. & Wadley, L. 2005 A late Middle Stone Age artifact assemblage from Sibudu (KwaZulu-Natal): comparisons with the European Middle Paleolithic. Journal of Archaeological Science, 32 399-422.

Wadley, L. 2005 A Typological Study of the Final Middle Stone Age Stone Tools from Sibudu Cave, Kwazulu-Natal. South African Archaeological Bulletin, 60 (182):51–63.

Wiessner, P. 1983 Style and Social Information in Kalahari San Projectile Points. American Antiquity, 48 (2):253-276.

Wiessner, P. 1998 On Emergency Decisions, Egalitarianism, and Group Selection. Current Anthropology, 39 (3):356-358.

Wiessner, P. 2002 Hunting, healing, and hxaro exchange A long-term perspective on !Kung (Ju/’hoansi) large-game hunting. Evolution and Human Behavior, 23 407–436.

Additional reading:

Crabtree, Don E.: An Introduction to Flintworking. , Second Edition. 1982. Occasional Papers of the Idaho Museum of Natural History, No. 28.

Helskog, Knut, Svein Indrelid og Egil Mikkelsen : ”Morfologisk klassifisering av slåtte steinartefakter” , Oslo 1976. Universitetets Oldsaksamlingens årbok, 1972-1974. s. 9-40.

Inizan, M.-L., Reduron-Ballinger, M., Roche , H. & Tixier, J. 1999 Technology and Terminology of Knapped Stone, Nanterre, CREP.

Whittaker, John C. “Flintknapping: Basic Principles”, “Raw Materials”, “Hard hammer Percussion”, “Pressure Flaking” and “Using Stone Tools” i: Flintknapping : making and understanding stone tools, 1994. Austin, Texas : University of Texas Press, Austin. ss. 11-21, 65-78, 85-176, 243-257

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