Arch 080401 - Bordes meticulously excavated caves(Mousterian material Came up with 63 different types of tools the Neanderthals used Francois

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Bordes meticulously excavated caves (Mousterian material). Came up with 63 different types of tools the Neanderthals used. Francois Bordes Typical Mousterian 25-55% rather flat scrapers Some denticulate, notched tools Some well made points Few or no handaxes No backed knives Quino (name of site/name of tool type too) 50-80% scrapers, simple, thick, convex Some limaces Few or no handaxes Denticulate (name of site/name of tool type too) No handaxes No backed knives Few or no points Few or no scrapers (range 5-25% but rare) Denticulate 35-55% Mousterian of Acheulean Tradition Type A Handaxes, 10-15% common Backed knives Well worked denticulates Scrapers 20-40% Some UP tools, burins, endscrapers, borers Type B
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Handaxes 4-5%, small and crude Few side scrapers Increase in backed knives and denticulates Some double burins Bordes - - Binford What do these assemblages mean? Tested Climate (glacial edges, fauna, sediments) Seasonality (reindeer) Activities (denticulates) Results Neanderthals defeat modern humans (answer unknown)
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This note was uploaded on 04/16/2008 for the course ARCH 2800 taught by Professor Byers during the Spring '08 term at North Texas.

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Arch 080401 - Bordes meticulously excavated caves(Mousterian material Came up with 63 different types of tools the Neanderthals used Francois

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