Manifesting mkicroliths: insights and strategies from experimental replication

Finlay, N. (2006) Manifesting mkicroliths: insights and strategies from experimental replication. In: Apel, J. and Knutsson, K. (eds.) Skilled Production and Social Reproduction: Aspects of Traditional Stone-Tool Technologies - Proceedings of a Symposium in Uppsala, August 20-24, 2003. Series: Stone Studies 2. Societas Archaeologica Upsaliensis: Uppsala, pp. 299-314. ISBN 9789197374064

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Experimental replication has been an underdeveloped tool for exploring routines of microlith production. This paper presents the results of two replication experiences and explores the constraints of traditional approaches, reflecting on the inferences for understanding microlith manufacture both in replication and in relation to later mesolithic archaeological assemblages from sites excavated as part of the Southern Hebrides Mesolithic Project, western Scotland. Concealment and visibility emerge as key metaphors for engaging with the various routines of microlith production and the performativity of manufacture is explored as a means to consider both group and individual actions and identities.

Item Type:Book Sections (Other)
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Finlay, Dr Nyree
Authors: Finlay, N.
College/School:College of Arts > School of Humanities > Archaeology
Publisher:Societas Archaeologica Upsaliensis
Copyright Holders:Nyree Finlay

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