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Flexible Stones Flexible Stones : Ground Stone Tools from Franchthi Cave, Fascicle 14, Excavatground Stone Tools from Franchthi Cave, Fascicle 14, Excavations at Franchthi Cave, Greece Ions at Franchthi Cave, Greece

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Despite their ubiquitous presence among prehistoric remains in Greece, ground stone tools have yet to attract the same kind of attention as have other categories of archaeological material, such as pottery or lithics. Flexible Stones provides a detailed analysis of the material discovered during the excavations at Franchthi Cave, Peloponnese, Greece. Approximately 500 tools, the raw material used for their manufacture, as well as the byproducts of such manufacture were found. Most of this collection comes from the Neolithic component of the site -- including a small number of Palaeolithic and Mesolithic cases -- with a large number of the studied tools indicating multiple uses. Anna Stroulia sees the multifunctional character of these tools as a conscious choice that reflects a flexible attitude of tool makers and users toward tools and raw materials. A CD-Rom with 209 additional plates is included.show more

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  • Electronic book text | 241 pages
  • Indiana University Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 0253001420
  • 9780253001429

About Professor Anna Stroulia

Anna Stroulia is an archaeologist and social anthropologist who teaches at the University of Southern Indiana. She is author (with Susan Buck Sutton) of the forthcoming Archaeology in Situ: Sites, Archaeology and Communities in Greece.show more

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"[This series makes] an exceptional contribution to the hitherto veryinadequate knowledge of this period in Greece." -- Antiquityshow more