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A Missing Chapter of The Desert Fayum: Fayum lithic artefact collection in the Allard Pierson Museum, Amsterdam

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Journal Title: Archéo-Nil. Revue de la société pour l'étude des cultures prépharaoniques de la vallée du Nil
Authors and Corporations: Shirai, Noriyuki
In: Archéo-Nil. Revue de la société pour l'étude des cultures prépharaoniques de la vallée du Nil, 21, 2011, 1, p. 115-146
Media Type: E-Article
Language: French
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Abstract: <jats:p>A technological observation as well as a tentative chronological re-classification of the tool classes suggests that there is a diachronical continuum in the development of tool making technique, contrary to an early idea that there was a considerable technological hiatus between the Epipalaeolithic and Neolithic Periods. Although it is not yet certain whether the presence of a transitional period can be substantiated archaeologically, it seems more logical to assume such a period for the development of bifacial technology existed, rather than to argue that bifacial technology appeared suddenly out of nowhere in the Fayum during the Neolithic Period.</jats:p>
Physical Description: 115-146
ISSN: 1161-0492
DOI: 10.3406/arnil.2011.1032