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Manufacture and use of bone points from early Neolithic Colle Santo Stefano, Abruzzo, Italy

TitleManufacture and use of bone points from early Neolithic Colle Santo Stefano, Abruzzo, Italy
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2008
AuthorsLEGRAND, A., and G. RADI
JournalJournal of Field Archaeology
Volume33
Pages305-320
Publication LanguageEnglish
Abstract

The site of Colle Santo Stefano in the Fucine Basin (Abruzzo, Italy) represents the central Adriatic phase of the Early Neolithic ceramica impressa (impressed ware) complex, which dates to the first half the 6th millennium (cal B.C. This paper focuses on bone points, which comprise the main category of tools present (189 out of 272 total tools). A comprehensive study including technological and use-wear analyses resulted in the identification of two main types of points which were used mainly to Work on or with plant fibers, probably in basket-making.

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