Experimental archaeology

A versatile mechanized setup for controlled experiments in archeology

This paper aims to discuss the contribution of using mechanical apparatus on archaeological experimentation. In this paper, this discussion is illustrated by the presentation of a versatile linear __robot__ used in our experimental workshop at MONREPOS.

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.

Back to the edge: relative coordinate system for use-wear analysis

Research on stone tool use has shown the importance of sequential experimentation. To evaluate the development of use-wear traces during tool use, the documentation and analysis of the same location on the tools' surface is crucial. In this paper we present a new method based on the implementation of a local coordinate system on experimental sample.

Traceology and Controlled Experiments

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