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Worked Human Femur from Gohar Tepe, Iran

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  • A. Sołtysiak,

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    1. Department of Bioarchaeology, Institute of Archaeology, University of Warsaw, Poland
    • Correspondence to: Arkadiusz Sołtysiak, Department of Bioarchaeology, Institute of Archaeology, University of Warsaw, Poland, ul. Krakowskie Przedmieście 26/28, 00-927 Warszawa.

      e-mail: a.soltysiak@uw.edu.pl

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  • A. Gręzak

    1. Department of Bioarchaeology, Institute of Archaeology, University of Warsaw, Poland
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Abstract

A simple tool made from a gracile human femoral shaft was retrieved from a small animal bone assemblage found in a Late Bronze Age stratum at Gohar Tepe, Iran. The specimen has been identified as a chisel or gouge for which no analogous examples are known in the Near East. Studies examining similar tools from other regions suggest that such a tool may have been used for wood processing or pottery smoothing. Copyright © 2012 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

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