Analysis of a lithic assemblage from the multi-component habitation site Gorelyi Les, Siberia

  • Author / Creator
    Kurzybov, Petr
  • The research presented in this thesis examines a lithic assemblage from the multi-component habitation site Gorelyi Les in the Belaia river valley, Cis-Baikal region, Siberia. The distinctive traits of this collection are the relatively small size of the lithic assemblage and the large proportion of debitage. The chosen methodological framework for this research concentrates on obtaining maximum information from the available materials through application of typological, technological, use-wear, and spatial analyses. The results suggest that there were differences in the organization of the technological process of lithic tool manufacture during the Early Neolithic and Late Neolithic. During the Early Neolithic, lithic tool manufacture and use were rather intensive and diversified, while during the Late Neolithic, tool manufacture and use were limited to a narrower range of technological operations and functions.

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    Spring 2011
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    Master of Arts
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    University of Alberta
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  • Examining committee members and their departments
    • Le Blanc, Raymond (Anthropology)
    • Froese, Duane (Earth & Atmospheric Sciences)