Les Industries lithiques taillées de Franchthi (Argolide, Grèce), Volume 3

Les Industries lithiques taillées de Franchthi (Argolide, Grèce), Volume 3

Du Néolithique ancien au Néolithique final, Fascicle 13
Catherine Perlès
Distribution: Global
Publication date: 10/26/2018
ISBN: 978-0-253-04464-8
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With the long-awaited publication of these three volumes we have the first thorough documentation of one of the most important prehistoric sites in the Mediterranean, that of Franchthi Cave in the Argolid Peninsula of Greece." —American Anthropologist

... an exceptional contribution to the hitherto very inadequate knowledge of this period in Greece." —Antiquity

... the archaeological and paleoenvironmental data from Franchthi Cave are unique in providing a site-specific record of the cultural responses to great environmental changes." —Quarterly Research

Perlès's study is impressive in the systematic application of a well-thought-out methodology." —`w`

This study of the thousands of chipped/flaked stone tools found in the excavations at Franchthi Cave is the first of its kind in Greek archaeology, if not in the whole of southeastern European prehistory.This is the third of three comprehensive reports on the flaked stone industries from the site, focusing on the Neolithic.

Catherine Perlès is Emeritus Professor at the University of Nanterre and holds an honorary degree from Indiana University. She is author of several books, including The Early Neolithic in Greece and Ornaments and Other Ambiguous Artifacts from Franchthi: Volume 1, The Palaeolithic and the Mesolithic (IUP, 2018)

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Catherine Perlès is Professor of Prehistory, University of Paris X.


“The third and final installment of the report on the excavations of the Franchthi Cave's chipped stone industries. The objective of Perlès study of the Neolithic site is to make sense of its chronology in its economic, technological, and typological dimensions.”

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Table of Contents



Chapitre Premier: Principes d’étude

Chapitre 2: Les matières premières

Approches Diachroniques

Chapitre 3: Premier niveau chronostratigraphique: les modalités de débitage

Chapitre 4: Deuxième niveau de division chronostratigraphique: la typologie

Chapitre 5: Troisième miveau de division chronostratigraphique: variations dans l’exploitation

des matières premières en F/A

Approches Synchroniques

Chapitre 6: La phase FLP N I

Chapitre 7: L’interphase FLP N I/II

Chapitre 8: La phase FLP N II

Chapitre 9: L’interphase FLP N II/III et la phase FLP N III

Chapitre 10: La phase FLP N IV

Chapitre 11: La phase FLP N V

Approches Thématiques

Chapitre 12: Les maîtres d’oeuvre: tailleurs locaux, tailleurs spécialisées

Chapitre 13: Les strategies de production et de gestion de l’outillage

Chapitre 14: Les fonctions de l’outillage lithique: activités domestiques et activités spécialisées

Chapitre 15: Roches locales, obsidienne, silex blonds, choix techniques ou choix de société?

Chapitre 16: Changements lithiques. Changements céramiques

Chapitre 17: Conclusion


Annexe: Typologie de l’outillage


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