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Functional analysis of grinding stones: the blind test contribution

TitleFunctional analysis of grinding stones: the blind test contribution
Publication TypeBook Chapter
Year of Publication2008
AuthorsHAMON, C., and H. PLISSON
EditorLONGO, L., and N N. SKAKUN
Book TitlePrehistoric Technology 40 Years Later: Functional Studies and the Russian Legacy
VolumeBAR 1783
Publication LanguageEnglish
ISBN Number978-1-4073-0271-3

This massive volume, the proceedings of an international conference in Verona in 2005, reasseses the work of S.A. Semonov, the Soviet archaeologist and pioneer of the functional analysis. The papers demonstrate both the ways in which Semonov's theories have been developed in the forty years since the publication in English of his seminal work Prehistoric Technology, and the wide range of applications for which they have been used. In particular they offer insights into current practice in Russian archaeology.