use wear analysis
The Contribution of Experimental Archaeology in Addressing the Analysis of Residues on Spindle-Whorls
***This contribution focuses on residues developing on spindle-whorls during spinning. Such a kind of tools is largely diffused in archaeological contexts where spindle-whorls were used in textile activities or deposited in burials as grave goods. Scholars recently approached...
A method of identifying the functions of tools by closely examining their working surfaces and edges.
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An Experimental Programme for the Collection and Use of Retouching Tools Made on Diaphyseal Bone Splinters
Conference Review: International Workshop, An Integration of Use-Wear and Residue Analysis for the Identification of the Function of Archaeological Stone Tools
The international workshop, titled An integration of use-wear and residues analysis for the identification of the function of archaeological stone tools, took place in Rome between 5-7 March, 2012 at the Sapienza University and at the National Council of Research (CNR)..