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Boxgrove Biface Usewear

Some handaxe related articles and citations from the old days!

Gorman, A and Mitchell, J.C. 1995. On the Cutting Edge: A Report on a Day Meeting on Lithic Use-Wear Analysis held at the Donald Baden-Powell Quaternary Research Centre 60 Banbury Road Oxford (February 25th 1995). Lithics 15 1995 (for 1994), 64-69. Link

Mitchell, J.C. 1995. Studying Biface Untilisation at Boxgrove: roe deer butchery with replica handaxes.  Lithics 16 1995 (for 1994), 32-41. Link

Mitchell J. C. 1997. Quantitative image analysis of lithic microwear on flint handaxes. Microsc. Anal. 26, 15–17.

Mitchell, J.C. 1998. A use-wear analysis of selected British lower palaeolithic handaxes with special reference to the site of Boxgrove (West Sussex) : a study incorporating optical microscopy, computer aided image analysis and experimental archaeology.  Thesis (D. Phil.), University of Oxford.

Mitchell, J.C. 1998. Half a million years in a short book, a review of Stone Age Britain by Nicholas Barton.  British Archaeology 37. Link

Citation in article about biface useage. Link


Roberts, M,B and Pitts, M. 1988. A Fairweather Eden: Life in Britain Half a Million Years Ago as Revealed by the Excavations at Boxgrove. Random House. Link

Bello, S.M., Parfitt, S.A. and Stringer, C. 2009. Quantitative micromorphological analyses of cut marksproduced by ancient and modern handaxes.  Journal of Archaeological Science. 36. 1869-1880. Link

Hérisson, D.,  Airvaux, J.,  Lenoble, A., Richter, D.,  Claud, E., Primault, J.  2012  The Acheulean site of "La Grande Vallée" at Colombiers (Vienne, France): stratigraphy, formation processes, preliminary dating and lithic industries.  Palaeo Revue D’Archaeologie Prehistorique 23, 137-154.  Link

Butchers of Boxgrove Spear Impact Experiments performed by Sir Bernard Knight. YoutubeVideo.  

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