• Sociology, Geography
  • Published 2012

Research Article A COMPARISON OF THREE LATER STONE AGE BONE POINT ASSEMBLAGES FROM SOUTH AFRICA

@inproceedings{Bradfield2012ResearchAA,
  title={Research Article A COMPARISON OF THREE LATER STONE AGE BONE POINT ASSEMBLAGES FROM SOUTH AFRICA},
  author={Justin Bradfield},
  year={2012}
}
ABSTRACT The presence of bone points in archaeological contexts has previouslybeen interpreted as evidence for hunting. These interpretations,however, are based on the morphological similarity of the bone pointswith ethnographic and historical bone-tipped arrows, and not on anyfunctional studies. Macrofracture analysis has been used successfullyon experimental stone- and bone-tipped hunting weapons and isapplied here on a set of bone points from three Later Stone Age sites. Itconfirms that bone… CONTINUE READING

Citations

Publications citing this paper.
SHOWING 1-4 OF 4 CITATIONS

Organic technology in the Pastoral Neolithic: osseous and eggshell artefacts from Luxmanda, Tanzania

VIEW 9 EXCERPTS
CITES BACKGROUND & RESULTS
HIGHLY INFLUENCED

Results of utilitarian and accidental breakage experiments on bone points

VIEW 8 EXCERPTS
CITES BACKGROUND, RESULTS & METHODS