|2020-09-14 ||A way to break bones? The weight of intuitiveness|
Delphine Vettese, Trajanka Stavrova, Antony Borel, Juan Marin, Marie-Hélène Moncel, Marta Arzarello, Camille Daujeard
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Breaking bones: Nature or Culture?
The nature of breaking long bones for obtaining marrow is important in Paleolithic archaeology, due to its widespread, almost universal, character. Provided that hammer-stone percussion marks can be correctly identified using experimental datasets (e.g., ), the anatomical location and count of the marks may be taken to reflect recurrent “cultural” traditions in the Paleolithic . Were MP humans breaking bones intuitively or did they abide by a strict “protocol”, and, if the latter,...