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L'utilisation de la percussion sur enclume par les premières populations agro-céramistes des Antilles

Abstract : Lithic technology studies have been late developed in the Antilles. The first important works about the knapping technology of the first agro-ceramist cultures (saladoid) have shown the use of the bipolar technique. A new research program based on the analysis of cedrosan and huecan saladoid lithic collections from Martinique and Guadeloupe, gave us the possibility to confirm and refine those first data. The technological analysis, associated to an experimentation program defined to help us to characterize the striking techniques used, have shown a systematic use of the bipolar technique for the débitage of good quality raw materials. The chaînes opératoires of reduction are highly efficient producing a set of small flakes. The morphology of those flakes, linked to the use of the bipolar technique, is perfectly adapted to their use as manioc grater teeth.
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Benoît Bérard. L'utilisation de la percussion sur enclume par les premières populations agro-céramistes des Antilles. PALEO Revue d'Archéologie Préhistorique, Société des amis du Musée national de préhistoire et de la recherche archéologique — SAMRA, 2011, 2009-2010 (spécial), pp.221-230. ⟨hal-00974212⟩

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