The Authors present the results of a techno-functional analysis carried out on Callysta chione shell tools. from the Middle Palaeolithic site of Grotta del Cavallo (Southern Italy). Although its physical and chemical characteristics would make shell a suitable raw material for the manufacture of specific classes of tools, there is little archaeological evidence for its use in Italy, especially for the Middle Palaeolithic period. Given the exceptional nature of the shell industry from Grotta del Cavallo and its good state of preservation, experimental activity has been undertaken to verify the potential of use-wear analysis on shell tools and to interpret the functional “role” of a sample of archaeological tools from Grotta del Cavallo

Cristiani, E., Lemorini, C., Martini, F., & Sarti, L. (2005). Scrapers of Callista chione from Grotta del Cavallo (Middle Palaeolithic cave in Apulia): evaluating use-wear potential. In 4th Meeting of the ICAZ Worked Bone Research Group (pp.319-324).

Scrapers of Callista chione from Grotta del Cavallo (Middle Palaeolithic cave in Apulia): evaluating use-wear potential

Lucia Sarti
2005

Abstract

The Authors present the results of a techno-functional analysis carried out on Callysta chione shell tools. from the Middle Palaeolithic site of Grotta del Cavallo (Southern Italy). Although its physical and chemical characteristics would make shell a suitable raw material for the manufacture of specific classes of tools, there is little archaeological evidence for its use in Italy, especially for the Middle Palaeolithic period. Given the exceptional nature of the shell industry from Grotta del Cavallo and its good state of preservation, experimental activity has been undertaken to verify the potential of use-wear analysis on shell tools and to interpret the functional “role” of a sample of archaeological tools from Grotta del Cavallo
Cristiani, E., Lemorini, C., Martini, F., & Sarti, L. (2005). Scrapers of Callista chione from Grotta del Cavallo (Middle Palaeolithic cave in Apulia): evaluating use-wear potential. In 4th Meeting of the ICAZ Worked Bone Research Group (pp.319-324).
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