Handaxes

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Lower Paleolithic handaxes from Furze Platt, Maidenhead, Berkshire, England

Handaxes from the Furze Platt site stored at the Royal Ontario Museum.

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Details

The data consist of measurements on 600 handaxes from the Furze Platt site stored at the Royal Ontario Museum that were measured by William Fox. The measurements follow the system used by Derek Roe (Roe 1964, 1968, 1981). Fox's measurements were digitized by Tony Baker and uploaded to his website.

Format

A data frame with 600 observations on the following 8 variables.

Catalog

Specimen catalog number

L

Maximum Length

L1

Distance from the butt to the location of the maximum breadth measured along the length dimension

B

Maximum breadth

B1

Breadth measured at 1/5 of the length from the tip. Measured perpendicular to the length

B2

Breadth measured at 1/5 of the length from the butt. Measured perpendicular to the length

T

Maximum thickness, not necessarily measured at the maximum breadth

T1

Thickness measured at B1

References

Baker, Tony. 2006. The Acheulean Handaxe. Online article available at http://ele.net/acheulean/handaxe.htm. Accessed Oct 14, 2013.

Carlson, David L. 2017. Quantitative Methods in Archaeology Using R. Cambridge University Press, pp 221-231, 269-277, 321-330.

Fox, William. 1969. An Analysis of the R. O. M. Collection, Lower Paleolithic Implements: Furze Platt, Maidenhead, Berkshire, England. Unpublished paper and notes in the possession of the author.

Roe, D. A. 1964. The British Lower and Middle Paleolithic: some problems, methods of study and preliminary results. Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society 30: 245--267.

Roe, D. A. 1968. British Lower and Middle Paleolithic Handaxe groups. Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society 34: 1--82.

Roe, D. A. 1981. The Lower and Middle Paleolithic Periods in Britain. Routledge.

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  • Handaxes
Examples
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