Introduction: archaeological approaches to lithic production skill and craft learning

Bamforth, D. and Finlay, N. (2008) Introduction: archaeological approaches to lithic production skill and craft learning. Journal of Archaeological Method and Theory, 15(1), pp. 1-27. (doi: 10.1007/s10816-007-9043-3)

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This paper introduces the volume by considering what skill is and how archaeologists have looked at issues of skill in stone tool production, along with anthropological and archaeological approaches to the ways in which individuals become skilled craftworkers. Archaeological studies of flintknapping skill tend to be isolated from most larger debates, but both the archaeological and the nonarchaeological literature highlight how intimately skill and craft learning are woven into the fabric of society, although they also highlight significant methodological and interpretive issues.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Finlay, Dr Nyree
Authors: Bamforth, D., and Finlay, N.
Subjects:C Auxiliary Sciences of History > CC Archaeology
College/School:College of Arts > School of Humanities > Archaeology
Journal Name:Journal of Archaeological Method and Theory
Journal Abbr.:J Arch Method Theory
ISSN (Online):1573-7764
Published Online:15 January 2008

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