Quantifying traces of tool use: a novel morphometric analysis of damage patterns on percussive tools.

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Matthew V Caruana ; Susana Carvalho ; David R Braun ; Darya Presnyakova ; Michael Haslam ; Will Archer ; Rene Bobe ; John W K Harris
  • Publisher: Public Library of Science (PLoS)
  • Journal: PLoS ONE, volume 9, issue 11 (issn: 1932-6203, eissn: 1932-6203)
  • Related identifiers: pmc: PMC4240665, doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0113856
  • Subject: Research Article | Computer and Information Sciences | Research Design | Geoinformatics | Research and Analysis Methods | Geographic Information Systems | Medicine | Q | R | Imaging Techniques | Social Sciences | Science | Archaeology

Percussive technology continues to play an increasingly important role in understanding the evolution of tool use. Comparing the archaeological record with extractive foraging behaviors in nonhuman primates has focused on percussive implements as a key to investigating ... View more