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Title:Later Stone Age Lithic Raw Material Use at Lukenya Hill, Kenya
Author(s):Barut, Sibel
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Lewis, R. Barry
Department / Program:Anthropology
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject(s):Anthropology, Archaeology
Abstract:Excavations carried out at GvJm62 in 1994 are reported and the site's formation processes are examined through stratigraphic and sedimentological study. Raw material and typology in lithic assemblages from GvJm62 and from sites GvJm16, GvJm19, GvJm22, and GvJm46 are described and compared. Electron microprobe analysis of obsidian artifacts from GvJm62 identified the source localities of raw materials. Differences in typology and raw material source use among the Lukenya Hill sites show that the sites differed in function, size, and duration of occupation. Earlier assemblages are based on the expedient production of local quartz flakes and scrapers. They were longer-term occupations and part of less mobile adaptations. Later assemblages include larger amounts of chert and exotic obsidian used to manufacture microliths. These occupations were shorter-term and part of more mobile settlement patterns. Settlement pattern changes may have been related to changing population densities, inter-band social relationships, or environmental change.
Issue Date:1997
Description:354 p.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1997.
Other Identifier(s):(MiAaPQ)AAI9717251
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-09-25
Date Deposited:1997

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