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by Archaeology Newsroom

The utilization approach

For decades scholars have avoided any utilization approach to tools because of their ( the scholars’) justified mistrust in the extravagant imagination of the pioneer prehistorians regarding the tools’ use. In 1963 J. Tixier himself, the well-known French technologist and typologist had written that the time had not yet come – if ever -to leave behind “Prehistoric Typology” and to advance to “Prehistoric Utilization”.He further added that this second stage of research was very extensive and included many traps which could mislead scholars. One year later the Western world was informed through the English edition of S.A. Semenov’s work “Prehistoric Technology” about his research on on the utilization traces of tools.