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Le traitement thermique des matières premières lithiques: Que se passe-t-il lors de la chauffe?

£31.00
Author:
Patrick Schmidt
Publication Year:
2013
Language:
French
Paperback:
127pp. Illustrated throughout
ISBN 10:
140731081X
ISBN:
9781407310817
BAR number:
S2470
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Description

BOOK DESCRIPTION
This book looks at the transformations that intentional heat treatment causes in silica rocks when used as lithic raw material. Heat treatment, known from the Middle Stone Age on, is an important step in the evolution of techniques, and the way humans perceived the materials available to them. The study shows an experimental approach, not only to understanding what happens, but also to understanding the range of temperatures and heating speeds at which these transformations take place. The results yield quantitative data that help with the recognition of techniques and procedures that silica rocks, such as flint and other cherts, were subjected to in heat-treated processes.