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Title:Cultural Continuity in Aksumite Lithic Tool Production: The Evidence from Mai Agam
Authors:Phillipson, Laurel
Sulas, Federica
Year:2005
Periodical:Azania: Archaeological Research in Africa (ISSN 1945-5534)
Volume:40
Pages:1-18
Language:English
Notes:biblio. refs., ills., maps
Geographic terms:Ethiopia
Northeast Africa
Subjects:archaeology
prehistory
Stone Age
tools
History and Exploration
Anthropology and Archaeology
Peoples of Africa (Ethnic Groups)
History, Archaeology
Stone implements
Social evolution
External link:https://doi.org/10.1080/00672700509480411
Abstract:Mai Agam (Aksum, Ethiopia), excavated in 2000, is tightly circumscribed in time (probably between 210 BC and AD 70) and space. It was a small tool-producing workshop, apparently used during only a few generations for the almost exclusive production of small triangular flake points. Detailed study of Mai Agam's lithic assemblages demonstrates cultural continuity from prehistoric times and the adaptation of an earlier Late Stone Age technology to meet the needs of a complex, urban society. Bibliogr., ref., sum. [ASC Leiden abstract]
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