CSUB Anthropology Student and Faculty Member Publish on Egyptian Stone Tools

Robert Yohe II

Robert Yohe II

Barket, Theresa M. and Robert M. Yohe II 2011 A Technological Evaluation of the Flint Blade-Core Reduction Sequence at Wadi El-Sheikh, Middle Egypt. Lithic Technology 36(1):27-38.
During the summer of 2006, the authors had the opportunity to visit portions of the extensive flint quarries found associated with Wadi el-Sheikh near El-Minya, Middle Egypt. The subject of little formal study, these impressive quarries extend for several kilometers in the northern portion of the wadi and likely were used since prehistoric times. Initial evidence suggests that these quarries, where millions of flint blades and bifacial knives were produced, were at the height of their production activities during the Pharaonic periods. A cursory technological lithic analysis onsite has allowed for a preliminary interpretation of what appears to have been a common reduction sequence for the production of flint blade-cores.

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