|Title||Stone technology at the Middle Pleistocene site of Mata Menge, Flores, Indonesia|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2010|
|Authors||Brumm, A, Moore, MW, van den Bergh, GD, Kurniawan, I, Morwood, MJ, Aziz, F|
|Journal||Journal of Archaeological Science|
|Keywords||flores, floresiensis, hobbits, oldowan, stone tools|
The stone technology from Mata Menge on Flores, Indonesia, is described, providing the first detailed analysis of the largest stone artefact assemblage from a stratified and securely dated Middle Pleistocene site in Southeast Asia. Technological analysis indicates a reduction sequence based on the centripetal, or ” radial”, reduction of transported blanks. The implications for early hominin behaviour on Flores are considered.
Stone technology at the Middle Pleistocene site of Mata Menge, Flores, Indonesia
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