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Title:Components of Acheulean Lithic Assemblage Variability at Olorgesailie, Kenya
Author(s):Noll, Michael Peter
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Ambrose, Stanley H.
Department / Program:Anthropology
Discipline:Anthropology
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Degree:Ph.D.
Genre:Dissertation
Subject(s):Anthropology, Archaeology
Abstract:The data presented here suggest that factors other than style generated inter- and intra-assemblage variability. In other words, distinct cultural traditions are not observed within or between Olorgesailie assemblages. Because most variability is attributed to raw material and resharpening (reduction) any apparent stylistic component of variability has been removed from the behavioral repertoire of Olorgesailie hominids. The degree to which their behavior resembles that of modern humans is substantially reduced by the results of this analysis. Moreover, these results suggest that the cultural capacities of Acheulean stone-knappers have been consistently overestimated.
Issue Date:2000
Type:Text
Language:English
Description:353 p.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2000.
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/85334
Other Identifier(s):(MiAaPQ)AAI9971150
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-09-25
Date Deposited:2000


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