Tagungsband »The Origins of Bone Tool Technologies« erschienen

Die Publikation zur Tagung „Museen – Orte des Authentischen?“ des Leibniz-Forschungsverbund „Historische Authentizität“ erscheint im Verlag als Paperback und open access im Propyläum Heidelberg.


Jarod M. Hutson · Alejandro García-Moreno · Elisabeth S. Noack · Elaine Turner · Aritza Villaluenga · Sabine Gaudzinski-Windheuser
The Origins of Bone Tool Technologies

RGZM – Tagungen, Band 35
1. Auflage 2018, 332 Seiten, zahlreiche meist farbige Abbildungen
doi: 10.11588/propylaeum.408.590
ISBN 978-3-947450-20-6 (PDF)
ISBN 978-3-947450-21-3 (Softcover, UB Heidelberg)
ISBN 978-3-88467-305-8 (Softcover, RGZM)
ISNN 1862-4812
36,90 € Print on demand


Inhaltsverzeichnis und Titelei

This volume is a collection of papers from the conference titled “Retouching the Palaeolithic: Becoming Human and the Origins of Bone Tool Technology” held in October 2015 at Schloss Herrenhausen in Hannover, Germany. With major funding from the Volkswagen Foundation’s Symposia and Summer School initiative, the conference brought together an international group of scientists from an array of research backgrounds to explore the origins and development of bone tool technologies in prehistory, specifically retouchers, compressors and percussors used in various lithic knapping activities. The diverse conference attendance generated an assortment of perspectives on bone tool use covering western Europe to the Levant, from the Lower Palaeolithic to Neolithic times. Collectively, these papers provide an overview on how the integration of bone tools with other Palaeolithic technologies influenced human subsistence and other socio-economic behaviours over time and space. In the end, this volume is not just about bone tools. Rather, this compilation is intended to stimulate broader ideas on technology and innovation, for the ability and desire to create new tools truly lies at the core of what makes us human.