Controlled Experiments

Rethinking Use-Wear Analysis and Experimentation as Applied to the Study of Past Hominin Tool Use

In this paper we discuss major topic related to use-wear analysis and, the importance of archaeological experimentation. As needed, we review the state-of-the-art on use-wear methods and experiments and, at the same time, hightlight the need of methodological standards and protocols. One of the most importance aspects discussed in our study is also the holistic perspective that researchers should take when inferring on stone tool use.

Controlled experiments in lithic technology and function

This is an introductory paper to a Special issue based on an organized Symposium at the SAA2017 in Vancouver. The Symposium aimed to bring together researchers working on different aspects of lithic technology and function, which use controlled experimentation to address their questions.