New Perspectives on Old Stones

Analytical Approaches to Paleolithic Technologies

  • Stephen Lycett
  • Parth Chauhan

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Stephen J. Lycett, Parth R. Chauhan
    Pages 1-22
  3. David R. Braun, Michael J. Rogers, John W. Harris, Steven J. Walker
    Pages 167-182
  4. P. Jeffrey Brantingham
    Pages 183-206
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 335-345

About this book


As the study of Palaeolithic technologies moves towards a more analytical approach, it is necessary to determine a consistent procedural framework. The contributions to this timely and comprehensive volume do just that. This volume incorporates a broad chronological and geographical range of Palaeolithic material from the Lower to Upper Palaeolithic. The focus of this volume is to provide an analysis of Palaeolithic technologies from a quantitative, empirical perspective.


As new techniques, particularly quantitative methods, for analyzing Palaeolithic technologies gain popularity, this work provides case studies showcasing these new techniques.

Employing diverse case studies, and utilizing multivariate approaches, morphometrics, model-based approaches, phylogenetics, cultural transmission studies, and experimentation, this volume provides insights from international contributors at the forefront of recent methodological advances.


Acheulean Geometric Morphometrics (GM) Lithics Paleoindian Paleolithic Pressure Flaking Reversed Ontogenies Social transmission Stone Tool morphology chaines operatoires cultural evolution handaxes middle pleistocene pleistocene stone tools

Editors and affiliations

  • Stephen Lycett
    • 1
  • Parth Chauhan
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Archaeology, Classics &, EgyptologyUniversity of LiverpoolLondonUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.CRAFT Stone Age InstituteIndiana UniversityGosportUSA

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