Sequence Analysis of Grip and Manipulation During Tool Using Tasks: a New Method to Analyze Hand Use Strategies and Examine Human Specificities

@article{Borel2017SequenceAO,
  title={Sequence Analysis of Grip and Manipulation During Tool Using Tasks: a New Method to Analyze Hand Use Strategies and Examine Human Specificities},
  author={Antony Borel and L. Cheze and Emmanuelle Pouydebat},
  journal={Journal of Archaeological Method and Theory},
  year={2017},
  volume={24},
  pages={751-775}
}
Different factors may have coevolved with hand dexterity such as bipedalism, brain enlargement, language, and the production and use of stone technology. Prehistoric stone tools are thus probably one of the key elements to examine the origin and evolution of these essential functions during human evolution. To gain a better understanding of the variability of traces resulting from use found on stone tools or on the body of the user, to better infer past archaeological tools, and to assess what… CONTINUE READING

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