The Life History of Macrolithic Tools at Hilazon Tachtit Cave

Laure Dubreuil, Leore Grosman

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The Natufian period is characterized by an increase in the relative abundance and diversity of ground stone tools (Belfer-Cohen and Hovers 2005; Dubreuil 2002; Wright 1992b), also refered as to macrolithic tools (Adamset al.2009). A rise in the representation of grinding slabs and handstones at the expense of pounding implements has also been observed during this period (Belfer-Cohen and Hovers 2005; Dubreuil 2008; Wright 1992b). These changes have been attributed by some to the pronounced socio-economic transformations associated with the onset of sedentism and the shift from a foraging to a farming lifestyle (Belfer-Cohen and Hovers 2005; Dubreuil
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNatufian Foragers in the Levant:
Subtitle of host publicationTerminal Pleistocene Social Changes in Western Asia
EditorsOfer Bar-Yosef, François R. Valla
Place of PublicationAnn Arbor, Michigan, USA
PublisherBerghahn Books
Number of pages17
ISBN (Print)9781879621459
StatePublished - 2013

Publication series

NameInternational Monographs in Prehistory: Archaeological series


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