What we can learn from the flint industries at Tell es-Sâfi/Gath

Francesca Manclossi, Steven A. Rosen

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Abstract

Within Levantine archaeology, the analysis of chipped stone tools from the Metal Ages is reasonably well established. Chipped stone tool manufacture is a reductive process, leaving large quantities of diagnostic waste products, allowing detailed reconstruction not only of the specifics of technologies and function, but also of such issues as on-site/off-site production, trade, and degrees of craft specialization-and ultimately offering insights into social and economic processes not always available from other sources. The materials from Tell es-Sâfi/Gath from the Early Bronze (EB), Late Bronze (LB), and Iron Ages (IA) provide a long-term view of these processes at the site, and offer a case study for larger-scale processes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)81-84
Number of pages4
JournalNear Eastern Archaeology
Volume81
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Mar 2018

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Archaeology
  • History
  • Archaeology

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