Thirteen. Lithic Industries during the Holocene Period

  1. D. T. Potts
  1. Steven A. Rosen

Published Online: 26 APR 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781444360790.ch13

A Companion to the Archaeology of the Ancient Near East

A Companion to the Archaeology of the Ancient Near East

How to Cite

Rosen, S. A. (2012) Lithic Industries during the Holocene Period, in A Companion to the Archaeology of the Ancient Near East (ed D. T. Potts), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444360790.ch13

Editor Information

  1. University of Sydney, Australia

Author Information

  1. Ben-Gurion University, Israel

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 APR 2012
  2. Published Print: 14 APR 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405189880

Online ISBN: 9781444360790

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Keywords:

  • lithic industries, of the Holocene period;
  • the Near East, lithic production, utilization;
  • direct evidence of human behavior;
  • lithic manufacture, waste by-products at sites;
  • knapping or chipping;
  • chipped stone industries, post-Paleolithic societies;
  • Holocene industries, identification of fossil indices;
  • regionalization of lithic industries, cultural variability;
  • decline of microlithic technologies, PPNA to PPPNB;
  • Canaanean technology, addressed archaeologically

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Lithic Production: Definitions and Characteristics

  • Approaches to Lithic Analysis

  • History of Research on Holocene Lithic Industries in the Near East

  • The Sequence of Holocene Near Eastern Lithic Industries: A Chronological Description

  • Trends in Lithic Evolution

  • Future Issues

  • Guide to Further Reading