European Upper Palaeolithic cultural taxa: better off without them?

@article{Shea2019EuropeanUP,
  title={European Upper Palaeolithic cultural taxa: better off without them?},
  author={John J. Shea},
  journal={Antiquity},
  year={2019},
  volume={93},
  pages={1359 - 1361}
}
  • J. Shea
  • Published 1 October 2019
  • Geography
  • Antiquity
Reynolds and Riede (2019) argue that European Upper Palaeolithic cultural taxonomy has become unworkably complex and that it impedes progress towards the integration of archaeology with new findings from other scientific fields. While I agree with the first part of this argument (Shea 2017), I have reservations about the second. Considering how little mid to late nineteenth-century archaeologists knew about prehistoric stone tools, they did rather well. European Upper Palaeolithic cultural… 

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