Laboratoire méditerranéen de préhistoire Europe Afrique (LAMPEA) — UMR 7269 — Université d’Aix-Marseille, CNRS, INRAP

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The Origins of Recycling : A Paleolithic Perspective

[Congrès, colloques, réunions]

7-10 octobre 2013
Tel-Aviv University

In recent years a growing body of evidence regarding human recycling, reusing and resharpening activities in Paleolithic times has accumulated, and there is a growing awareness among scholars towards these aspects of research in Paleolithic studies. It is our intention to gather together scholars in the new field of Paleolithic Recycling and establish, for the first time, coherent lines of inquiry, data analyses and interpretation of recycling behavior in prehistory.

The workshop will be focused on presenting new data regarding stone recycling and bone reusing from Lower, Middle and Upper Paleolithic sites from the Old World, as well as relevant case studies from contemporary pre-industrial societies.

The proceedings of the Paleolithic Recycling Workshop will be published in a Quaternary international special issue soon after the workshop. The publication is intended to demonstrate the scale, intensity and characteristics of Paleolithic recycling ; provide a methodology for studying evidence for recycling and reusing activities and discuss the adaptive role of recycling and reusing in Paleolithic times.

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For enquiries please e-mail
 Ella Assaf :
 Prof. Ran Barkai :

Mid-September 2013 : Submission of pre-publication manuscripts