Hammer or crescent wrench? Stone-tool form and function in the Aurignacian of southwest Germany.

Abstract

The early Upper Paleolithic of Europe is associated with the appearance of blade/bladelet technology (e.g., Aurignacian). These industries include a wider range of formal tool types than seen in the Middle Paleolithic. Greater diversity in tool types is often interpreted as specialized tools created for specific tasks. This, in turn, is said to reflect… (More)

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@article{Hardy2008HammerOC, title={Hammer or crescent wrench? Stone-tool form and function in the Aurignacian of southwest Germany.}, author={Bruce L. Hardy and Michael F. Bolus and Nicholas J. Conard}, journal={Journal of human evolution}, year={2008}, volume={54 5}, pages={648-62} }