International Journal of Human Diversity and Evolution
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'Šajnerová A, 2003: Use-wear Analysis of Moravian Paleolithic Chipped Industry. Anthropologie (Brno) 41, 1-2: 49-54'.
The use-wear analysis of reviewed implements from the archaeological excavations in Pavlov, Dolní Věstonice and Stránská Skála was made to complete the complex information about these internationally important sites from the period of early settlement of Moravia and also to evaluate the possibilities of High power approach (HPA) for Moravian Palaeolithic chipped industry versus Low power approach (LPA). The total number of analysed artefacts was 263 (flint, radiolarite and chert). Based on both LPA and HPA, about 60% of the analysed artefacts displayed interpretable traces of wear. The most frequently interpreted material was hide, which comprised about 50% of found traces. The application of HPA appeared not only possible but also necessary for the most accurate use-wear traces interpretation.
Use-wear analysis - Moravia - Upper Palaeolithic - Postdepositional modification - Chipped industry

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