Hot Topic! A new Computational Model is providing insights into heat-affected archaeological lithic assemblages.

Archaeologists often use the percentages of heat-affected stone or bone artifacts found at archaeological sites as a way to determine how frequently fire was used by the inhabitants. Andrew Sorensen and Fulco Scherjon have come up with a computer model called ‘fiReproxies’ to simulate how fires used by prehistoric peoples affect artefacts buried in the…

A recent article posted to PLOS One, is showing how computational simulations can quantify the factors that determine when and in what proportion lithic assemblages are heated by fire.

You can find the article by using the link below.

https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0196777

 

via Simulating the prehistoric use of fire through computer models — The Archaeology News Network

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