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dc.contributor.author Nakazawa, Yuichi en_US
dc.contributor.author Izuho, Masami en_US
dc.contributor.author Takakura, Jun en_US
dc.contributor.author Yamada, Satoru en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2010-08-04T19:54:09Z en_US
dc.date.available 2010-08-04T19:54:09Z en_US
dc.date.issued 2005 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Nakazawa, Y., M. Izuho, J. Takakura, and S. Yamada. 2005. Toward an Understanding of Technological Variability in Microblade Assemblages in Hokkaido, Japan. Asian Perspectives 44 (2): 276-92. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1535-8283 (E-ISSN) en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0066-8435 (Print) en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10125/17237 en_US
dc.description.abstract Five decades of research history on the late Upper Paleolithic in Hokkaido (northern Japan) shows that microblade assemblages appeared by approximately 20,000 B.P. and that various microbiade technologies were developed during late Pleistocene. The empirically observed good association between the morphological features of lithic raw materials and the reduction sequences of microblade cores demonstrates that morphological features of procured lithic raw materials (i.e., size and surface condition), which were constrained by unique geological and geoarchaeological characteristics in Hokkaido, created remarkable variability in reduction methods of microblade technology. This implies that geoarchaeological perspective can contribute to understanding technological variability in microblade assemblages in northeastern Asia. KEYWORDS: Hokkaido, microblade, technological variability, geoarchaeology, oxygen isotope stage 2. en_US
dc.publisher University of Hawai'i Press (Honolulu) en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Volume 44 en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Number 2 en_US
dc.subject Hokkaido en_US
dc.subject microblade en_US
dc.subject technological variability en_US
dc.subject geoarchaeology en_US
dc.subject oxygen isotope stage 2 en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Prehistoric peoples--Asia--Periodicals. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Prehistoric peoples--Oceania--Periodicals. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Asia--Antiquities--Periodicals. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Oceania--Antiquities--Periodicals. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh East Asia--Antiquities--Periodicals. en_US
dc.title Toward an Understanding of Technological Variability in Microblade Assemblages in Hokkaido, Japan en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.type.dcmi Text en_US

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