Middle paleolithic scraper reduction: Background, clarification, and review of the evidence to date

  title={Middle paleolithic scraper reduction: Background, clarification, and review of the evidence to date},
  author={Harold Lewis Dibble},
  journal={Journal of Archaeological Method and Theory},
  • H. Dibble
  • Published 1 December 1995
  • History
  • Journal of Archaeological Method and Theory
The hypothesis that the principal varieties of Middle Paleolithic scrapers reflect varying degrees of resharpening and rejuvenation, rather than discrete emic types, has generated considerably controversy over the past decade. While there have been certain misunderstandings surrounding the proposed models of scraper reduction, this controversy also reflects different approaches taken by prehistorians in interpreting lithic artifacts. Placing the notion of scraper reduction in the context of… Expand
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