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The Journal of African Archaeology is an international peer-reviewed periodical appearing half-yearly since 2003. It publishes original papers addressing recent research and developments in African archaeology and related disciplines. The journal's main purpose is to provide scholars and students with a new pan-African forum for discussing relevant topics on the cultural dynamics of past African societies.

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Vol. 10 (1) 2012

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S. Mulazzani & I. Sidéra

Technological and Typological Study of the Upper Capsian Bone Assemblage from SHM-1, Tunisia

Journal of African Archaeology, Volume 10 (1), 2012, pages 45-57, DOI 10.3213/2191-5784-10206

Abstract
Presented here is a study of the bone industry from the Capsian site of SHM-1 in eastern Tunisia, dating from the 7th and 6th millennia BC. In spite of the very fragmentary condition of the 111 specimens analysed, the technological approach adopted — used for the first time in the Maghreb — shows recurrences within the chaines opératoires used in tool production, choice of raw materials, cutting and fashioning techniques, and the morphologies sought. The assemblage mainly consists of pointed tools obtained by grooving ruminant metapodials in two or four pieces, as well as other types peculiar to the North African context. The traits and patterns apparent in the SHM-1 assemblage are also found in other Capsian and Neolithic assemblages, thereby allowing us to make a first characterisation of certain technical and cultural components common to the Capsian tradition.

Résumé
L'étude de l'industrie osseuse du site capsien de SHM-1, daté des VIIe et VIe millénaires BC, est ici présentée. Malgré l'état très fragmentaire des 111 pièces analysées, l'approche technologique proposée, inédite au Maghreb, a permis de relever des récurrences au sein des chaines opératoires mises en oeuvre pour la production de l'outillage, dans le choix des matières premières, dans les techniques de débitage et de façonnage employées et dans les morphologies recherchées. L'assemblage se compose en effet principalement d'outils pointus, obtenus par une partition en deux ou en quart, effectuée par sciage longitudinal de métapodes de ruminants, auxquels s'ajoutent d'autres types propres au contexte nord-africain. Les spécificités mises en évidence dans l'assemblage de SHM-1 se retrouvent dans d'autres séries capsiennes et néolithiques, permettant une première caractérisation de certaines des composantes techniques et culturelles propres à la tradition capsienne.




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