Methodological approach and first results of use-wear traces on flint tools through confocal microscope

  • Claudia Santamaría Cabornero Department of History, Geography and Comunication, Burgos University, Burgos, Spain
  • Sergio Miguel Luengo Cortés Department of History, Geography and Comunication, Burgos University, Burgos, Spain
  • Marta Navazo Ruiz Department of History, Geography and Comunication, Burgos University, Burgos, Spain
  • Alfonso Benito-Calvo Centro Nacional de Investigación sobre la Evolución Humana (CENIEH), Paseo Sierra de Atapuerca 3, 09002, Burgos, Spain
  • Ignacio Martín Lerma Department of Prehistory, University of Murcia, Murcia, Spain
Palavras-chave: Laser Scanning Confocal Microscopy, use wear analysis, lithic technology

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This work aims to analyze the Laser Scanning Confocal Microscope (LSCM) potential for use-waer analysis in lithic industry. This kind of studies seeks to identify use marks in stone tools in order to meet the various activities carried out by human groups during prehistoric times. Therefore we propose microscopic analysis by confocal microscope as progress in quantifying marks or surface patterns, achieving favorable results for use-wear analysis, and Archaeology in general.

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2018-03-12
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