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A pan-European dataset revealing variability in lithic technology, toolkits, and artefact shapes ~15-11 kya

(2023) SCIENTIFIC DATA. 10(1).
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Comparative macro-archaeological investigations of the human deep past rely on the availability of unified, quality-checked datasets integrating different layers of observation. Information on the durable and ubiquitous record of Paleolithic stone artefacts and technological choices are especially pertinent to this endeavour. We here present a large expert-sourced collaborative dataset for the study of stone tool technology and artefact shape evolution across Europe between similar to 15.000 and 11.000 years before present. The dataset contains a compendium of key sites from the study period, and data on lithic technology and toolkit composition at the level of the cultural taxa represented by those sites. The dataset further encompasses 2D shapes of selected lithic artefact groups (armatures, endscrapers, and borers/perforators) shared between cultural taxa. These data offer novel possibilities to explore between-regional patterns of material culture change to reveal scale-dependent processes of long-term technological evolution in mobile hunter-gatherer societies at the end of the Pleistocene. Our dataset facilitates state-of-the-art quantitative analyses and showcases the benefits of collaborative data collation and synthesis.
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ARCHAEOLOGY, PLEISTOCENE, REVOLUTION

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Hussain, Shumon T., et al. “A Pan-European Dataset Revealing Variability in Lithic Technology, Toolkits, and Artefact Shapes ~15-11 Kya.” SCIENTIFIC DATA, vol. 10, no. 1, 2023, doi:10.1038/s41597-023-02500-9.
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Hussain, S. T., Riede, F., Matzig, D. N., Biard, M., Crombé, P., Fernández-Lopéz de Pablo, J., … Vandendriessche, H. (2023). A pan-European dataset revealing variability in lithic technology, toolkits, and artefact shapes ~15-11 kya. SCIENTIFIC DATA, 10(1). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41597-023-02500-9
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Hussain, Shumon T., Felix Riede, David N. Matzig, Miguel Biard, Philippe Crombé, Javier Fernández-Lopéz de Pablo, Federica Fontana, et al. 2023. “A Pan-European Dataset Revealing Variability in Lithic Technology, Toolkits, and Artefact Shapes ~15-11 Kya.” SCIENTIFIC DATA 10 (1). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41597-023-02500-9.
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Hussain, Shumon T., Felix Riede, David N. Matzig, Miguel Biard, Philippe Crombé, Javier Fernández-Lopéz de Pablo, Federica Fontana, Daniel Groß, Thomas Hess, Mathieu Langlais, Ludovic Mevel, William Mills, Martin Moník, Nicolas Naudinot, Caroline Posch, Tomas Rimkus, Damian Stefański, and Hans Vandendriessche. 2023. “A Pan-European Dataset Revealing Variability in Lithic Technology, Toolkits, and Artefact Shapes ~15-11 Kya.” SCIENTIFIC DATA 10 (1). doi:10.1038/s41597-023-02500-9.
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Hussain ST, Riede F, Matzig DN, Biard M, Crombé P, Fernández-Lopéz de Pablo J, et al. A pan-European dataset revealing variability in lithic technology, toolkits, and artefact shapes ~15-11 kya. SCIENTIFIC DATA. 2023;10(1).
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S. T. Hussain et al., “A pan-European dataset revealing variability in lithic technology, toolkits, and artefact shapes ~15-11 kya,” SCIENTIFIC DATA, vol. 10, no. 1, 2023.
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