标题:On the shape of things: A geometric morphometrics approach to investigate Aurignacian group membership
作者:Luc Doyon
作者机构:[Luc Doyon] Shandong Univ, Inst Cultural Heritage, 27 Shanda Nanlu, Jinan 250100, Shandong, Peoples R China.; [Luc Doyon] Univ Bordeaux, PACEA, CNRS 更多
通讯作者:Luc, DY
通讯作者地址:[Luc, DY]Shandong Univ, Inst Cultural Heritage, 27 Shanda Nanlu, Jinan 250100, Shandong, Peoples R China.
来源:JOURNAL OF ARCHAEOLOGICAL SCIENCE
出版年:2019
卷:101
页码:99-114
DOI:10.1016/j.jas.2018.11.009
关键词:Bone technology; Projectile points; Early Upper Palaeolithic; Europe;; Shape modularity
摘要:The manufacture of composite projectile technology requires the production and assemblage of tightly fitted parts designed to fulfill a number of distinct functions. Each part combines a number of techno-functional units, and various processes may be responsible for the shape variability of these units. In order to investigate the relative contribution of each process to the overall variability of a projectile implement, one must identify the point of demarcation between its techno-functional units. In the present paper, the concept of shape modularity is introduced to precisely identify this locus. The application of geometric morphometrics and shape modularity to the study of two Aurignacian osseous projectile point types, i.e., split- and massive-based points, reveals interesting patterns. On both types, the maximum width delimits the distal and proximal techno-functional units of these objects. When focusing on the morphometric variability and the geographic distribution of the implements' proximal unit, the eight shapes identified for split-based points are found over vast regions of Europe. On the other hand, the two proximal shapes defined for massive-based points show a pattern of local, or regional, aggregation. These proximal shapes were likely considered fit for hafting and hunting by the prehistoric populations who reproduced them, and they are interpreted as a proxy for the socially shared rules of production that guided the manufacture of these tool types. They could therefore be used in future studies that aim to identify group membership amongst the Aurignacian metapopulation and the extent of their interactions.
收录类别:SCOPUS;SCIE;SSCI;A&HCI
Scopus被引频次:1
资源类型:期刊论文
原文链接:https://www.scopus.com/inward/record.uri?eid=2-s2.0-85058057849&doi=10.1016%2fj.jas.2018.11.009&partnerID=40&md5=4c3be842aa1d4165392836f343ecc8d6
TOP