The basalt component

Naama Goren-Inbar*, Nira Alperson-Afil, Gonen Sharon, Gadi Herzlinger

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Abstract

Chapter 7 aims to provide a comprehensive description of the basalt assemblages, a major component of the archaeological horizons of Gesher Benot Ya‘aqov. Analyses consist of taphonomic, morphological, technological, and typological observations, which enable characterization and reconstruction of the operational sequences of basalt. These involve percussive tools (anvils, percussors, and pitted stones) and the use of giant cores for the production of large flakes, which required minimal modification for their transformation into bifaces.

Original languageAmerican English
Title of host publicationVertebrate Paleobiology and Paleoanthropology
PublisherSpringer
Pages237-378
Number of pages142
Edition9783319740508
DOIs
StatePublished - 2018

Publication series

NameVertebrate Paleobiology and Paleoanthropology
Number9783319740508
ISSN (Print)1877-9077

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Keywords

  • Anvils
  • Basalt
  • Bifaces
  • Cleavers
  • Giant cores
  • Handaxes
  • Large flakes
  • Percussors
  • Pitted stones

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