International Journal of Human Diversity and Evolution
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'Demidenko YE,, 2015: Middle Palaeolithic industrial variability and tool treatment debitage diversity: some intercorrelation studies for the Crimean Micoquian. Anthropologie (Brno) 53, 1-2: 127-155'.
Industrial variability within the Middle Paleolithic Micoquian complex of the Crimea is reflected in the varied occurrence and frequencies of stone tools. Aside from bifacial shaping / thinning flakes and blades within the debitage (items ? 3 cm), there are 5 chip types and their subdivisions (mostly items > 1.5–2.9 cm) reflecting differing primary and secondary reduction strategies for Crimean Micoquian Tradition (CMT)assemblages. Detailed study of such chips provides valuable insights into tool production, reshaping and rejuvenation. There is increasing intensity of secondary treatment and re-treatment of flint, and associated activities from Ak-Kaya-genuine assemblages (ephemeral killing / primary butchery stations) through Starosele assemblages (various short-term primary and/or secondary butchery camps) to the Kiik-Koba assemblages (short-term primary and secondary butchery camps). The study confirms that CMT variability reflects a spectrum of anthropogenic and natural influences rather than representing discrete cultural traditions.
Middle Palaeolithic – Neanderthals – Crimean Micoquian – tool treatment debitage classification – intercorrelation in between tool typology and tool treatment debitage

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