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dc.contributor.authorLangley, MC
dc.date.accessioned2018-06-29T00:54:33Z
dc.date.available2018-06-29T00:54:33Z
dc.date.issued2014
dc.identifier.issn0305-4403
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.jas.2014.01.013
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/172767
dc.description.abstractMaintenance and discard patterns are a central aspect of projectile point analyses. Unfortunately, while the examination of maintenance and discard patterns for lithic technologies is well advanced, osseous projectile point maintenance and discard analyses remain in their infancy. In the Magdalenian context, a large part of this situation is owing to the fact that the form and proportions of osseous points at the time of initial manufacture have rarely been clearly described, nor particularly well understood, by researchers. This paper focuses on uni- and bilaterally barbed points manufactured from antler and dating to the Late Magdalenian. Through examination of 732 barbed point artefacts recovered from 18 sites located throughout France and Germany, along with engravings on portable art, and a brief consideration of ethnographic data, an updated proposal for the original proportions of these iconic barbed weapon tips can be made. Knowledge of these dimensions is essential if researchers are to reconstruct the reduction of these artefacts through use, maintenance and rejuvenation cycles.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherElsevier
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom104
dc.relation.ispartofpageto116
dc.relation.ispartofjournalJournal of Archaeological Science
dc.relation.ispartofvolume44
dc.subject.fieldofresearchArchaeology not elsewhere classified
dc.subject.fieldofresearchGeochemistry
dc.subject.fieldofresearchGeology
dc.subject.fieldofresearchArchaeology
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode210199
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode0402
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode0403
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode2101
dc.titleMagdalenian antler projectile point design: Determining original form for uni- and bilaterally barbed points
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorLangley, Michelle C.


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