Analysis of molecular composition of organic matter in lithics can determine correlations between organic matter and rock source. The paper presents the possibilities and limitations of using this method in Earth Sciences and Archaeology
Bifaces in plain sight: testing elliptical Fourier analysis in identifying reduction effects on Late Middle Palaeolithic bifacial tools
The aim of this study is to test the utility of basic shape analyses in identifying reduction effects on bifacial tools. A Late Middle Palaeolithic assemblage of 147 bifacial tools from Southern Poland was analyzed.