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Reconstructing Late Pleistocene Human Behavior in the Jordan Rift Valley: The Middle Paleolithic Stone Tool Assemblage from Ar Rasfa : The Middle Paleolithic stone tool assemblage from Ar Rasfa - Ghufran Sabri Ahmad

Reconstructing Late Pleistocene Human Behavior in the Jordan Rift Valley: The Middle Paleolithic Stone Tool Assemblage from Ar Rasfa

The Middle Paleolithic stone tool assemblage from Ar Rasfa

Paperback Published: 15th January 2010
ISBN: 9781407306186
Number Of Pages: 97

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Ar Rasfa is a Middle Paleolithic open-air site located in the Rift Valley of Northwest Jordan excavated between 1997-1999. This book presents a detailed technological, typological, and palaeoanthropological analysis of the stone tool assemblage from Ar Rasfa. Artefacts reflecting the initial preparation and exploitation of local flint sources dominate the Ar Rasfa assemblage. Typologically, the assemblage is most similar to Levantine Mousterian assemblages such as those from Naame, Skhul and Qafzeh. Patterns of lithic variability and contextual evidence suggest Ar Rasfa was visited intermittently by human populations circulating between lake/river-edge resources in the Rift Valley bottom and woodland habitats along the ridge of the Transjordan Plateau.

ISBN: 9781407306186
ISBN-10: 1407306189
Series: British Archaeological Reports International Series
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 97
Published: 15th January 2010
Publisher: BAR Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 29.7 x 21.0  x 0.66
Weight (kg): 0.33