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Mousterian Lithic Technology: An Ecological Perspective

Kuhn, Steven L.

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ISBN 10: 0691036152 / ISBN 13: 9780691036151
Published by Princeton Univ Pr, Ewing, New Jersey, U.S.A., 1995
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Title: Mousterian Lithic Technology: An Ecological ...

Publisher: Princeton Univ Pr, Ewing, New Jersey, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1995

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:As New

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

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Human beings depend more on technology than any other animal--the use of tools and weapons is vital to the survival of our species. What processes of biocultural evolution led to this unique dependence? Steven Kuhn turns to the Middle Paleolithic (Mousterian) and to artifacts associated with Neanderthals, the most recent human predecessors. His study examines the ecological, economic, and strategic factors that shaped the behavior of Mousterian tool makers, revealing how these hominids brought technological knowledge to bear on the basic problems of survival.

Kuhn's main database consists of assemblages of stone artifacts from four caves and a series of open-air localities situated on the western coast of the Italian peninsula. Variations in the ways stone tools were produced, maintained, and discarded demonstrate how Mousterian hominids coped with the problems of keeping mobile groups supplied with the artifacts and raw materials they used on a daily basis. Changes through time in lithic technology were closely tied to shifting strategies for hunting and collecting food. Some of the most provocative findings of this study stem from observations about the behavioral flexibility of Mousterian populations and the role of planning in foraging and technology.

Originally published in 1995.

The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These paperback editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

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"This book is significant partly because it relies on little-known and original Middle Paleolithic assemblages, but mostly because it addresses a very important, yet unexplored, aspect of prehistoric tool production. Steven Kuhn develops a model and methodology that undoubtedly constitute an important breakthrough and that may well yield interesting results in other geographical or chronological domains."--Catherine Perlès

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