H 290 x W 205 mm
Published Sep 2023
10 articles focus on worked hard materials of animal origin (shell, tusk, bone, antler) ranging chronologically from the Upper Palaeolithic to the Middle Ages. The authors have varied academic backgrounds that enhance the archaeological analyses carried out, often at first hand, on numerous collections from the Old and New Worlds.
The editors and authors of this book are all members of the Modified Bone & Shell Commission of the UISPP. The aim of this commission is to promote and disseminate knowledge about the use and manufacture of bone materials in past societies. Éva David, who heads the commission and holds a doctorate in comparative sociology, is developing research into prehistoric bone industries at the National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS), where she is also editor of a collection on the anthropology of Stone Age techniques. Erik Hnrčiarik, who holds a doctorate in classical archaeology, recently published the Roman bone artefacts from Iža excavated by the Archaeological Institute of the Slovak Academy of Sciences.