Late Pleistocene Osseous Projectile Technology and Cultural Variability

Michelle Langley

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    Modern human evolution and the development of cultural complexity and variability during the Pleistocene have long been central issues in archaeology. This chapter situates the study of osseous projectile weaponry in this wider context of archaeological research, before outlining the challenges that this field currently faces. A brief overview of the evidence for Pleistocene osseous projectile weaponry is then presented in order to demonstrate the temporal and spatial breadth of these material culture items, as well as their ability to contribute to wider anthropological debates about human uniqueness and cultural variability.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationOsseous Projectile Weaponry: Towards an Understanding of Pleistocene Cultural Variability
    Editors Michelle C. Langley
    Place of PublicationDordrecht, Netherlands
    PublisherSpringer Nature
    ISBN (Print)9789402408997
    Publication statusPublished - 2016

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